President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has started his...Jan 14th 2020 · 1 min read
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has started his visit to different parts of Ethiopia.
On his arrival in the seat of Somali Region, the president was warmly welcomed by Regional State Deputy Chief Administrator Mustafa Muhumed Omer.
The officials discussed the involvement of ICRC in the region in supporting people displaced due to the recent violence in the area, according to the press release of the committee.
After 11 years of blockage, the ICRC resumed its operation in Somali Region in 2018 following invitation by the Somali Region State, it was learned.
During his three-day official visit to Ethiopia, Maurer is expected to meet and hold discussions with President Sahlework Zewdie, patron of Ethiopian Red Cross Society, and senior officials of the African Union (AU).
The International Committee of the Red Cross works with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society to dispense emergency relief items to the displaced, provide potable water, and reconnect separated family members.