Price Increase Will Especially Affect Military Conflicts’ Suffering People–ICRC
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 May / Trend corr. I.Alizade / The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) considers that the million of peoples, who suffered as a result of military conflicts, will feel especially the increase in prices.
"The increase in price for food and fuel will complicate the life of people, who suffered from war. The increase of prices will especially be felt in Chad, Somali, Yemen, Afghanistan and Haiti," Yakob Kellenberger, ICRC President, said representing the annual report of the organization for 2007, in Geneva on 29 May.
According to the organization, the Committee has allocated over 944mln Swiss franc -45% was spent in Africa and 21%- in the Middle East. Owing to the sanitary and construction projects of ICRC, 14mln people was provided the safe drinking water, as well as promoted permanent aid for health institutions, where 2.9mln people were in medical care. This organization has visited about one and half million prisoners and captives in 77 different countries.
Kellenberger stated that despite of increase in prices, ICRC will continue its planned rate of medical aid, as well as will provide safe drinking water and assist citizens in 52 different countries. The organization is planning to provide additional food and aid to homeless, diseased and wounded- including the prisoners and captives who suffer from armed conflicts and increase in prices.
Kellenberger expressed his concern over the fact that millions of women and children became victims of military conflicts. "In such cases, a special attention is paid to violation of international humanitarian rights and the steps that ICRC takes to remove such violations. With respect to rights, we try to decrease the number of murdered and wounded amongst citizens, as well as to decrease violence against women," Kellenberger said.
The correspondent can be contacted at:[email protected]