Red Cross to fly surgeons, aid supplies to Georgia

11th August 2008, Comments 0 comments

The International Committee of the Red Cross is preparing to send a team of medical workers and aid supplies to help treat victims of the South Ossetia conflict.

11 August 2008

GENEVA - The International Committee of the Red Cross is preparing to send a team of surgeons to Georgia to help treat victims of the conflict in South Ossetia.

The neutral body says it also plans to fly in 15 metric tons of water treatment equipment and medical aid.

The ICRC spokeswoman Anna Schaaf says the supplies will provide clean water for 20,000 people and medicine for about 400 war wounded.

Speaking in Geneva on Sunday, she said the timing of the flight has not yet been fixed but that it will take place in the coming days.

She said ICRC team that arrived in the Georgian city of Gori on Sunday will try to determine which hospitals need aid most urgently.

[AP / Expatica]

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