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Ukraine: ICRC calls for clarity on aid convoy

12-08-2014 Interview

The ICRC is seeking more information about the 280-vehicle aid convoy that left Moscow for eastern Ukraine on 12 August 2014. Laurent Corbaz, ICRC Head of Operations for Europe and Central Asia, says the organization still needed security guarantees and direct contact with all parties, plus details of the convoy's cargo and its size.

He described the situation in eastern Ukraine as "dire," with many cities lacking medical supplies, water and electricity. The ICRC is stepping up its efforts to help, giving priority to people in Donbass and to casualties in need of medical treatment.