Red Cross Concerned About Civilians in Lebanon

19/07/06

http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-07-19-voa34.cfm
The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is very concerned about the civilian population in Lebanon, which is bearing the brunt of the armed conflict. The Red Cross says it is scaling up its humanitarian operations in keeping with the needs of this growing crisis.

The ICRC is asking donor countries for an initial $8 million to meet emergency needs in Lebanon during the coming month. The agency says it is expanding its current team of six expatriates to more than 20 and is recruiting more local staff.

The first emergency food and other supplies from the ICRC reached Lebanon on Tuesday. Kraehenbuehl says another convoy of goods will arrive on Friday.

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