International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Comment of the Information and Press Department of the MFA of Russia regarding the shooting attack against the building of the ICRC in Libya
We became anxious when received the information on the shooting attack against the building of the International Committee of the Red Cross by unknown individuals in Misrata on 5 August, which caused the decision of the Committee to suspend its activity in Misrata and Benghazi. We are concerned about more frequent attacks against the employees of the ICRC in Libya. Such events destabilise the internal situation in Libya and negatively influence peaceful implementation of the humanitarian mission in the country.
We call upon all parties to respect the humanitarian efforts of the ICRC and other international organisations, to completely stop the violence against humanitarian employees and to take the comprehensive measures for stabilisation of the current complicated situation.
8 August 2012