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Red Cross Calls Iraq Relief Work Major Challenge


http://gdb.rferl.org/EC79CBB8-53D2-4110-8C73-D072770AF57B_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/EC79CBB8-53D2-4110-8C73-D072770AF57B_mw800_mh600.jpg The International Committe for the Red Cross operates in many dangerous situations, in this case the hostage crisis in the Dubrovka theater in Moscow in October 2002 (ITAR-TASS) June 1, 2006 -- In a report issued today, the International Committee of the Red Cross says humanitarian relief activities in Iraq represented a major challenge last year.


The Red Cross said one of its Iraqi staff was killed in January 2005, and that a lack of security meant it was able to visit detainees only in a limited number of places under Iraqi control.


The organization also said it was able to visit detainees in three locations under U.S. authority.


(AP)

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