Canada and the USA: News and Notes, August 2010

31-08-2010 Field Newsletter

In this issue, the ICRC Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada marks World Humanitarian Day, with a new video paying tribute to humanitarians around the globe. Our thoughts are with the millions affected by flooding in Pakistan and with the aid workers who are responding. Read on to learn about what the ICRC is doing. We report on a visit that ICRC Washington made to Georgia with Congressional staff and a U.S. Department of State official. Next, we interview Sophia Procofieff, the ICRC's gender advisor. Visit our website at the end of August to learn about the ICRC's work to clarify the fate of people missing due to armed conflict.

 In this issue:  

  • Customary international humanitarian law database now online

  • Pakistan: ICRC and Pakistan Red Crescent ramp up aid effort as floods spread to south

  • Six days in Georgia: ICRC Washington field visit with U.S. government officials

  • Interview with Sophia Procofieff, gender equality advisor

  • August 1: the Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force

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

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, August 2010