Humanitarian aid

ICRC worker killed in Yemen

(B2) Hanna Lahoud, a Lebanese national, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) detention program in Yemen lost her life on Saturday (21 April). While on his way to a prison visit in the suburbs of Taiz, the ICRC vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by unknown gunmen in the suburbs of Taiz. H. Lahoud was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

A Lebanese Red Cross first aider

An attack that sows consternation. At the ICRC, we say to ourselves " deeply shocked" by what is described as a « assassination ». “We condemn this brutal and apparently deliberate attack on a committed humanitarian worker “, underlines the director of the ICRC in the Middle East, Robert Mardini. Hannah Lahoud joined the ICRC in 2010 and held several positions in the field but also at the institution's headquarters in Geneva. Previously, he had been a volunteer first aider at the Lebanese Red Cross for several years.

A front line

A few days ago, we met the ICRC delegate in Yemen in Brussels who described the difficulty of the situation there: “ There are front lines that we cross, others that we circumvent ". But Alexandre Faite was delighted to be able to “ go to places that are, a priori, difficult to access, such as the city of Marib or the besieged city of Taiz, divided by the front line " (Read : In Yemen, the urgency is to save the collapsing infrastructure). The front line turned out to be tougher...


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).