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Red Cross pauses Ukraine field work for security reasons

On Monday, October 10, the International Committee of the Red Cross had to stop their work in Ukraine due to security concerns. Russian missiles were launched at Ukrainian cities.

Russia attacked all parts of the country, striking Kyiv capital at an intensity not seen since the seven-month-long war when Russian forces tried to seize the capital.

Moscow claims that the strikes were in retaliation for terrorist attacks.

“Our teams have halted operation today for security reasons,” a spokesperson said in an emailed response to a Reuters query. The ICRC employs approximately 700 people in 10 locations across the country. They provide aid and medicine for the millions of people who have been affected by the ongoing war.

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Later, a second spokesperson from the ICRC stated: “While field work has been halted, aid workers can continue their desk work.” He said, “As soon as it’s safe to leave they will.”

According to the Norwegian Refugee Council, it has stopped aid operations to Ukraine until it can resume.

Jan Egeland, Secretary General of NRC, stated: “We can’t help vulnerable communities while aid workers hide behind a barrage of bombs and fear from repeated attacks.”


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UN Refugee Agency spokesperson stated that operations are ongoing, with personnel sheltering during aerial raids.

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