Canada and the USA: News and Notes, January 2010

31-01-2010 Field Newsletter

Happy New Year! Thanks to all the readers who have already completed our feedback survey. If you haven't yet taken part, it's not too late, as we have decided to keep the survey open until 31 January. We begin this month's newletter with a word on the ICRC's response to the 12 January earthquake in Haiti. Next, we bring you an interview with the ICRC's head of delegation in Afghanistan, Reto Stocker, followed by the latest on ICRC operations in Yemen. We report on the international humanitarian law course co-hosted by the ICRC and Santa Clara Law School's Center for Global Law and Policy and wrap up with a peek into the ICRC's historical archives in Geneva, which go back to 1863.

 In this issue:  

  • Haiti: ICRC stepping up efforts to help victims of earthquake

  • Interview with Reto Stocker, ICRC head of delegation for Afghanistan

  • Yemen: harsh weather worsens plight of civilians in conflict zone

  • Fourth annual international humanitarian law course held at Santa Clara University School of Law

  • 40 years from now, someone may read this in the ICRC's archives

... and the latest ICRC news from around the globe.

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, January 2010