IRRC No. 24

The International Committee in Algeria

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Mr. S. Gonard, former Colonel commanding an Army Corps, Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, returned on February 25 from a short mission to Algiers, where, accompanied by Mr. Roger Vust, resident delegate, and Mr. Jacques de Heller, assistant-delegate, he had a series of talks with Mr. Ben Bella, President of the Algerian Government, and with several of his ministers. These talks dealt with the ways in which wil^be carried out the forthcoming tasks entrusted in Algeria to the ICRC, which will visit persons detained for acts committed in connection with the recent conflict and will attempt to discover the fate of those who have disappeared since the cease-fire.

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