ICRC staff remember colleagues killed in the course of their duties
This commemoration also extends to colleagues from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and from other humanitarian agencies, together with civilian and military medical personnel killed while performing their duties.
The ICRC calls upon all those taking part in armed conflict and internal violence to respect impartial humanitarian work and medical activities, and to refrain from attacking anyone involved in such action. As civilians, humanitarian workers are protected by the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and the Additional Protocols of 1977. Civilian and military medical personnel are protected by all four Geneva Conventions and their two Additional Protocols. The wilful killing of such personnel is a grave breach of international humanitarian law.
To this day, investigations into the deaths of ICRC staff undertaken by the authorities of the countries concerned have yielded no tangible results. The ICRC once again appeals to the relevant authorities to do their utmost to find the perpetrators of these acts and to bring them to justice.