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ICRC's Peter Maurer on the Scourge of Fragility and Partnerships to Fight it

May 12, 2022

ICRC President Peter Maurer says economic development is critical to fulfill its mandate of stabilizing societies through humanitarian work. (ICRC photo)

Fragility and conflict have forced hundreds of millions of people to live outside of state control without access to basic services. And with violent conflict on the rise, two-thirds of the world's poorest could soon be living in fragile and conflict affected states. The International Committee of the Red Cross is one of the world's most important providers of humanitarian assistance and works at the front line of most conflicts across the globe. In this podcast, ICRC President, Peter Maurer discusses the importance of including the expertise of economists in their humanitarian work and the significance of the IMF's new strategy to strengthen its support to fragile and conflict affected states. Transcript

Peter Maurer is the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.