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What's wrong with the International Committee of the Red Cross?

OSINT-community Molfar in cooperation with Healthy People News analyzed and summarized in detail the main fakaps of the International Committee of the Red Cross, which confirms that this organization is not the best choice for donation.

Relations with the russian federation

July 2014, the ICRC publicly called russia's aggression in Ukraine a civil conflict, and the parties warned the classification of the war in confidence. Since 2014, the ICRC has been donating at least 30m rubles annually to help refugees from Donbass.

In August 2014, approximately 260 trucks of a convoy of humanitarian aid from the russian Red Cross (rRC) crossed the border with Ukraine without ICRC overseers and without permission of the Ukrainian authorities. Of these, only 34 trucks were inspected by Ukrainian and russian officials. It was also reported that 90 trucks crossed the border, which were not checked by any of the parties.

In December 2014, according to Volodymyr Yefimov, head of the Sverdlovsk Special Forces Veterans Foundation (1, 2), volunteer fighters traveled to Luhansk and Donetsk for the first time under the guise of a Red Cross escort, after which they remained in the combat zone and received weapons. The work of these fighters was paid.

As of March 28, 2022, 550 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered to ORDLO. 66 regional offices of the RC are involved in providing assistance to IDPs and refugees from Ukraine, and about 170 workers provide psychosocial support.

Meetings with lavrov

In November 2020, Red Cross President Peter Maurer arrived in russia at the invitation of Foreign Minister sergey lavrov. At the meeting, Maurer reaffirmed the ICRC's readiness to continue providing humanitarian services in the Donbas, including the restoration of the destroyed water supply system. Maurer underlined that the russian federation has made a significant contribution to the repatriation of russian children, presumably from Syria.

Opening of a new office in rostov

March 24, 2022 President of the Red Cross Peter Maurer asked permission to open an office in rostov to improve its work in eastern Ukraine. To do this, he arrived in russia where he met with russian Foreign Minister sergey lavrov. For his part, lavrov said that russia was interested in solving the problems "accumulating in Ukraine," including the evacuation of civilians to russia and the safe transportation of humanitarian goods.

Irrational spending of money

COVID-19

– The Chinese Red Cross provided the Netherlands and Spain with broken COVID-19 masks and test kits;

– Humanitarian aid to the Chinese Red Cross in China was distributed primarily to civil servants;

– The Philippine Red Cross charged a higher fee for testing – $ 97, without discounts for people with disabilities. Also, they planned to sell the vaccines for $ 72, when the Moderna vaccine costs $ 51.

2017 — Ebola outbreak

During the investigation, the auditors found purchases at artificially high prices, payment of salaries to non-existent employees, as well as fake customs invoices. According to the investigation, $ 2.7m has disappeared in Liberia as a result of overpriced supplies and payments to fictitious workers. In Sierra Leone, humanitarian workers conspired with local bankers to raise> $ 2m, while in Guinea, ~ $ 1m disappeared through forged customs accounts. The Red Cross later confirmed that $ 5m had been lost due to corruption and fraud. In 2017, CEO Brad Kieserman could not answer what percentage of donations go directly to helping victims.

2021 — Earthquake in Haiti

According to Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, in 2010 a lot of money from donations was spent without a visible effect. Therefore, local activists asked to send donations to Haitian organizations instead of international ones.

Charges during military-political conflicts

Franak Vyachorka, chief adviser to belarusian opposition leader Svitlana Tikhanovskaya, accuses the belarusian Red Cross (bRC) of rigging the election and failing to help political prisoners in prison. Inaction in prisons is confirmed by belarusian writer Sasha Filipenko. The head of the BCC is the Minister of Health Dmytro Pinevych, appointed by lukashenko (first proof, second).

Luxurious life of tops

The average salary of a management is $500k per year. For example, Bernadine Healy, who was CEO and President from 1999 to 2001, received $1.9 million in salary and severance pay after her 2001 release.

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