IRRC No. 101

In Memory of Georges Olivet

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It will be recalled that on 13 December 1961, Georges Olivet, a delegate of the International Committee, died on Red Cross service. This took place in Katanga when, in the middle of the fighting, he tried to save the lives of those undergoing intensive fire. In this he did not succeed, made a further attempt, and that was the end. He was accompanied by two volunteers of the Katanga Red Cross, Nicole Vroonen and Styts Smeding who suffered the same fate.

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