|ICRC Activities in the Congo (Brazzaville): 1994 - 20 April 2000 (International Committee of the Red Cross , 56 p.)|
After a temporary lull, the situation in the Congolese capital has again deteriorated over the past 48 hours, limiting the scope for action of the four ICRC delegates on the spot and their local colleagues, the first aid workers of the Congolese Red Cross.
Together, they nonetheless managed on 20 June to evacuate 60 young orphans stranded in a home near the airport, in a particularly exposed area. Cared for by Catholic nuns, the children - the youngest only two weeks old - had been without food or contact with the outside world since the fighting began. After first obtaining the consent of all parties, the ICRC delegates organized a convoy of ten vehicles to transfer them to the less dangerous Bakongo district.
Teams of Congolese Red Cross first aiders and ICRC delegates have already buried about a hundred bodies strewn around the city. They will continue to provide the hospitals there with emergency medical aid insofar as security conditions allow them to do so.