President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer announced a fourfold increase in the ICRC contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh. Report informs, he said that in an interview with RBC.
"As the conflict erupted, we realized that we needed to do more. If the budget of our mission in the region was 10 million Swiss francs before the war, then next year it will be 45 million. That is, we will quadruple our presence. We had quite a few people there. We are now planning to send an additional 400-500 people to the region. In recent days, we have already increased our presence," Maurer said.
The ICRC President added that the Red Cross has offices in Baku, Yerevan, and the committee's representatives are returning to Khankendi, with plans to open one or two more offices.