Source Pravda.Ru

Red Cross is ready to allocate 100 million dollars for Iraq

The International Red Cross Committee (IRCC) is ready to allocate 100 million dollars for the solution of humanitarian problems of first priority in Iraq.

Chairwoman of the Russian Red Cross Tatyana Nikolayenko spoke about it on Friday at a news conference in RIA Novosti.

She reminded the audience that a co-ordinating meeting of the heads of the national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies took place in Baghdad on May 12-14. Its participants familiarised themselves with the real humanitarian situation in the country and met representatives of the Coalition Forces.

At that meeting the heads of the national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies confirmed the principle of independence, pointed our Tatyana Nikolayenko. "We are rendering assistance to the Iraqi people independently," she underscored.

According to Nikolayenko, the efforts of the national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, and of the IRCC, will be aimed at delivering medical equipment to Iraq and at ensuring the necessary medical personnel and specialists for purifying water there.

Apart from that, the chairperson of the Russian Red Cross spoke in favour of restoring the Iraqi Red Crescent whose branches were in sixteen regions of Iraq in the past.

Tatyana Nikolayenko said that "the situation in Iraq remains difficult." She added that representatives of the Coalition Forces had admitted that "they do not fully control the situation" in healthcare.

Comments
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Terrorists attack police officers in Chechnya in a series of poorly prepared acts
Russia Must Die - The Deep State has Spoken
Oil prices may fall as USA saves record oil reserves
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Israel makes final warning to Iran
The ayatollahs now fear the collapse of the Iranian economy
North Korean government warns people of severe famine
Israel makes final warning to Iran
Putin sets Merkel against Trump. She doesn't mind
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Russia's five-day war with Georgia: What lies beneath international lies
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Boris Yeltsin tried to escape to US Embassy as USSR was falling apart
Russia refuses to build helicopter carriers, but considers aircraft carriers
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Oil prices may fall as USA saves record oil reserves