Mirjana Spoljaric: From Ukraine to Syria – the challenges of humanitarian action in today’s intractable conflicts

Millions of people are facing humanitarian crises after years of warfare and instability. As the International Committee of the Red Cross marks its 160th year of humanitarian action, its President Mirjana Spoljaric describes the challenges posed by contemporary armed conflicts. Mandated through the Geneva Conventions, the Committee works to ensure humanitarian protection and assistance, taking action in response to emergencies as a neutral, impartial and independent organisation.