IRRC No. 174

Africa—Central America and the Caribbean—Latin America—Asia—Europe—Middle East

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ICRC Activities. — The most urgent humanitarian needs are for medical and surgical assistance and protection and aid for military and civilian victims, including displaced civilians. To carry out the various activities required, the ICRC has maintained contact with authorities of the transitional government of Angola at Luanda, Nova Lisboa and Kinshasa, and with the Portuguese High Commissioner. To overcome difficulties in delivering relief and transporting its delegates in Angola, the ICRC chartered a DC-6 aircraft which left Geneva on 1 September for Luanda with a cargo of about 3½ tons of relief supplies (milk, vitamins and food).

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