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Europe wants Red Cross humanitarian access to Ukraine war victims

By Filip Warwick

The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, recently made his second visit to Ukraine since the conflict began 3 three years ago. He warned the conflict was in danger of becoming protracted.

As of January 2017, some 1.6 million people were officially registered as internally displaced persons (IDPs), according to the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid office.

During Maurer's meeting with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kiev and pro-Russia separatist leaders in the eastern part of the country, he called for the Red Cross to have complete access to all those who require humanitarian assistance.

Filip Warwick has this report from Kramatorsk, Ukraine.

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