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Red Cross chief voices concern about humanitarian situation in South Sudan

  • August 30, 2016
  • , Mainichi evening edition , p. 6
  • JMH Summary

Tuesday evening’s Mainichi ran an interview with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer in Nairobi on Aug. 29, during which he expressed concern about the humanitarian situation and deteriorating public safety in South Sudan, where Japan’s SDF is participating in UN peacekeeping operations. Maurer refrained from directly commenting on the Japanese government’s plan to expand the SDF’s mission to include rescuing UN staff and other civilians in the event they come under attack based on the new security legislation, but said that the ICRC will work with the Ministry of Defense to have the nation abide by the International Humanitarian Law.


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