Peter Maurer is the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), previously working as Switzerland’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Since taking the role, Maurer has worked to ensure the Red Cross continues to maintain a presence in conflict zones such as Syria and works on access and security issues for humanitarians working in conflict zones around the world. The ICRC has a specific mandate to protect and aid victims of international and internal armed conflicts and is one of the world’s oldest and most respected voices on humanitarian issues.
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