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‘Enduring dilemmas’ of speaking out – Red Cross director

Interview published on BBC website on 06/05/2017

Director of Operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Pierre Krahenbuhl, has told Stephen Sackur about the difficulties faced by humanitarian organisations when carrying out their roles in the midst of modern conflicts.

Asked about the dangers of the organisation remaining neutral, Mr Krahenbuhl said there are “enduring dilemmas” for the ICRC to find a balance between publicly denouncing a place of detention or an attack on people and preserving trust between all parties so they can continue to help people.

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