Update on Colombia Situation

Yesterday the FARC released eight civilians to the ICRC in an arranged exchange. This is very good news because it signifies that this incident did not seem to compromise the FARC’s trust in the actual ICRC. 

For background/perspective on the ICRC’s role and the principle of neutrality read here. Blogger Polly will be giving us some more insight on protecting the Red Cross emblem after she talks with the ICRC folks next week.