Access the Samosa archives
Red Cross suspends Pakistan work after killing

By AFP
May 10th 2012

 

ISLAMABAD: The Red Cross on Thursday suspended most of its aid projects in Pakistan and recalled all of its foreign staff to the capital, following the brutal murder of a British worker.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it had put on hold activities run from Karachi and Peshawar, while it reviewed its operations after the killing of Khalil Dale.

The move suspends activities at all facilities run by ICRC apart from a physical rehabilitation centre in Kashmir.

“The recent attack against the ICRC compels us to completely reassess the balance between the humanitarian impact of our activities and the risks faced by our staff,” said Jacques de Maio, ICRC’s head of operations for South Asia.

The 60-year-old Dale’s mutilated body was found outside Quetta on April 29, four months after he was abducted.

ICRC activities in Quetta were frozen in the aftermath of Dale’s death, the aid group said.

“We are currently analysing the situation and the environment with a view to setting out a clear and sustainable way forward,” said Paul Castella, head of the ICRC delegation in Pakistan.

“In the coming weeks, the ICRC will announce a decision on its future presence and set-up in Pakistan.”

Some of the expatriate staff recalled to Islamabad will work on the review process, while the majority of local staff in Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar will go on paid leave, ICRC said.

Originally published By Tribune Pakistan

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

thesamosa on Twitter

Migrant crisis: Drowned boy's father speaks of heartbreak bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

World Mourns Drowned Syrian Child With Heartbreaking Cartoons huff.to/1QauOaa

David Cameron says UK will fulfil moral responsibility over migration crisis gu.com/p/4c4am?CMP=Sh…

Turkey Joins US-Led Coalition Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria huff.to/1F6do8d

Only migrants with jobs should be let in to UK, says Theresa May gu.com/p/4cvm5?CMP=Sh…

Migration crisis: Germany, France and Britain demand urgent EU meeting gu.com/p/4cvnc?CMP=Sh…

Mass migration is no ‘crisis’: it’s the new normal as the climate changes gu.com/p/4btzb?CMP=Sh…

London mayoral race: Sadiq Khan has the best answers for the capital gu.com/p/4bhak?CMP=Sh…

Calais migrant crisis: Breaches of Eurotunnel 'down' bbc.co.uk/news/uk-339509…

Prince George 'being harassed by paparazzi' bbc.co.uk/news/uk-339273…

'Migrant' Who Pulled Gun On Ukip MEP Was A 'British Gangster' huff.to/1IQcAG6

I love the new Birmingham Library – and I hate what’s happening to it gu.com/p/4bghb?CMP=Sh…

Tony Blair: Labour faces 'annihilation' if Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership gu.com/p/4bezk?CMP=Sh…

In Saudi, Social Media Is Helping Reveal Harassment Of Women huff.to/1ISzrnD

Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka bbc.co.uk/news/world-asi…

Football shouldn’t be allowed to deny cricket its moment in the sun gu.com/p/4bcvj?CMP=Sh…

Five men charged with murder of 200 migrants drowned in the Med gu.com/p/4bbfy?CMP=Sh…

PAKISTAN: No place for slum dwellers: By News Desk August 8 2015   In urban planning, slums are thought of as ... bit.ly/1T1vdRu

New post: PAKISTAN: No place for slum dwellers thesamosa.co.uk/2015/08/07/pak…