Red Cross to resume operating in Japan for 1st time in 60 years
For the first time International Red Cross has started its operations in 60 years in Japan.
Red Cross generally have intervention in the conflict areas of the world but it is opening representation there to promote humanitarian assistance activities.
The International Committee of the Red Cross will reopen an office in Tokyo on Feb 3, resuming its operation in Japan for the first time in 60 years, ICRC staffers said Tuesday. The Geneva-based body said it sees Japan as a ‘‘strategic partner’’ and that it wants to boost awareness among the Japanese public about international humanitarian assistance activities in conflict and disaster-hit areas.
‘‘Japan is not a conflict area, but it will be a focal point to promote humanitarian assistance activities in Asia,’’ said Yoshinobu Nagamine, who will head the Tokyo office. Three Japanese staffers will be stationed at the Tokyo office for liaison and coordination activities with the Japanese foreign and defense ministries and other authorities over humanitarian assistance policy. Nagamine said he wants to increase the number of Japanese nationals working in conflict areas.
Most Recommended Comment
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom