The International Committee of the Red Cross, (ICRC) has said that it is monitoring the security crisis in the South East region in order to render humanitarian services to affected people.
The Communication Coordinator of ICRC Nigeria, Mr. Robin Waudo, states this on Thursday during a one-day Media Communication Session held at Golden Royal Hotel in Enugu
According to Waudo we are monitoring the situation, with a view of knowing when to extend humanitarian service to people affected by security crisis currently rocking the region.
He said that ICRC cannot predict when the humanitarian intervention would come, adding that they have assisted thousands of persons affected by armed conflicts in the North East.
According to him, the organisation has done a lot towards ensuring that those affected by the banditry and the Book Haram terrorist attacks are provided with medical assistance as well as make them stand on their feet.
The Communication Coordinator said that in 2021, the ICRC distributed assistance-related material to over 500 thousand persons worth millions of naira to people affected by armed conflict in the Northeast.
On the ICRC emblem, Waudo urged the public to respect the emblem of the Committee, especially during conflict situations, warning that attacking ICRC workers would negatively affect its humanitarian services to those who need it.
He pointed out that the engagement was to strengthen the relationship between the ICRC and the media practitioners, who he described as a critical partner in their activities.