Canada and the USA: News and Notes, October 2011

31-10-2011 Field Newsletter

October 2011 was the first month online for Intercross, the new blog of the ICRC in North America. We include links to two "Dispatches" on health care in southern Afghanistan and links to "From the Field" interviews on current ICRC operations, including Libya, plus a link to the ICRC's archives. The Assembly of the ICRC appointed Peter Maurer as our next president, with Mr Maurer taking up his new responsibilities next July. Following the release of Gilad Shalit and Palestinian detainees, we include an interview with ICRC Jerusalem head of mission Nicolas Von Arx.

In this issue:

  • Dispatch: urgent deliveries in Afghanistan
  • Reasserting the neutrality of humanitarian action
  • The ICRC radio archive

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

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, October 2011