Listen to the two-part podcast where Sha Lalapet, Research Analyst at NATO Association of Canada interviews Andrew Carswell, Senior Delegate to Canada for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Part 1: Click the ‘play’ button below to listen Mr. Carswell’s view on the workings of the ICRC, the International Humanitarian Law and the adherence to it by nations world over as well as the training the given to international armed forces in preparation for their work in conflicted regions.
Part 2: Click the ‘play’ button below to learn more about the challenges and risks faced by ICRC workers, gender-based violence and the using UAVs for aid in conflict among other important aspects of the ICRC.
Andrew Carswell, Senior Delegate to Canada for ICRC:
Based in Ottawa since 2015, Andrew Carswell currently serves as the senior delegate to Canada for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Andrew has previously served as ICRC’s senior delegate to the U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces, as advisor for the ICRC’s Unit for Relations with Arms Carriers in Geneva and as Regional Delegate to the Armed Forces of Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. He has also served on ICRC operations in Jordan regarding Syria, Afghanistan, Rwanda, South Sudan, Madagascar and Zimbabwe, amongst others.
To listen to more podcasts by Sha Lalapet, please click here and here.
Photo: Food distribution underway by ICRC in Pakistan (2010), by Muhammad, N via Flickr. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
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