IRRC No. 127

A Further Gift from the European Economic Community

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International Review has on several occasions referred to the generous participation of the European Economic Community (EEC) in the humanitarian action of the Red Cross. It will be recalled that, under an initial EEC-ICRC agreement signed on 14 May 1969, the International Committee received various cereal products for its assistance programme in aid of war victims.This was followed by other agreements. On 25 March 1970, the EEC made a further generous donation in the form of agricultural surpluses and other goods designed to give humanitarian aid to those countries of the Third World stricken by armed conflicts or famine.

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