AU Peace and Security Council receives brief on the humanitarian situation in Africa by ICRC President

  • “The ICRC gives high importance to the humanitarian situation in Africa. 45% of its operations are in the African continent.” President Maurer, during the AU PSC Briefing.
    Photo: Yohamin Teshome / ICRC
  • “The AU PSC appreciates the ICRC’s humanitarian operations in the continent and its engagement with the AU on humanitarian diplomacy and policy development and would like for the engagement to continue in a strengthened way.” Bruce Mokaya, ICRC Head of delegation to the African Union
    Photo: Yohamin Teshome / ICRC
  • PSC members and ICRC President discussed, among other things, on the need to cooperate on the implementation and/or advocacy on the peace-humanitarian-development nexus, the demilitarization of camps, address the double impact of climate change and conflict.
    Photo: Yohamin Teshome / ICRC
28 January 2020

The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) was briefed on the humanitarian situation in Africa by Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The PSC member states expressed appreciation for the ICRC's humanitarian operations in the continent and its engagement with the AU on humanitarian diplomacy and policy development and called on the institution to continue its cooperation with the Union.

President Maurer also briefed the AU Partners Group on his mission to the Horn of Africa. The AU Partners' Group briefing was very well attended showing the high level of credibility of the ICRC.