Tribunnews Reporter, Fitri Wulandari
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, GENEVA – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it was ready to promote dialogue between opposing parties on the rescue of the evacuation of civilians from Mariupol, Ukraine.
“We call on all parties involved in the battle to put humanitarian interests first,” said ICRC President Peter Maurer, Sunday (13/3/2022) yesterday.
Quoted from the TASS page, Monday (14/3/2022), the ICRC noted that hundreds of thousands of people in Mariupol are facing a dramatic shortage of necessities, including food, water and medicine.
“To alleviate this misery and prevent further tragedies, concrete, appropriate and actionable agreements are needed without delay. So that civilians wishing to leave can reach safety. Also for life-saving assistance to reach those who cannot leave or who wish to remain. , said Maurer.
He then stressed that all who participated in the fighting, not only had to agree on the modalities and timing for a ceasefire.
But also the exact location of safe travel routes and ensuring that agreements are respected.
“The parties also need to clear the way of any obstacles that prevent safe travel. The ICRC stands ready to act as a neutral intermediary to facilitate dialogue on such humanitarian issues,” Maurer said.
Read also: Over 2,100 Civilians in Mariupol Killed since the Beginning of the Russian Invasion
Earlier, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Territorial Defense Headquarters on Sunday claimed that more than 40 people, including 8 children, had been evacuated from Mariupol and its surroundings.
Then last Saturday, 96 people had been evacuated.
Since March 5, 2022, more than 900 civilians have been evacuated from Mariupol.