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Press conference on 18 December 1996: ICRC emergency appeal for 1997

04-12-1996 News Release 96/48

 On 18 December, the ICRC will make an emergency appeal for its 1997 field operations. At a press conference scheduled for 2.30 p.m. at ICRC headquarters, Director of Operations Jean de Courten will outline the challenges facing the organization as this year draws to a close and describe the ICRC's financial situation. The 1997 appeal will contain complete information regarding the finances and objectives of each of the 50 field delegations, and will be addressed to the ICRC's donors (mainly governments and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies).