MNJTF Reaffirms It's Adherence to International Laws, As Force Commander Commends ICRC’s Support for Victims of Amed Conflicts

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has reaffirmed its adherence to international laws, particularly those relating to armed conflicts. Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali, the Force Commander, made this assurance during a visit by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation from Chad to Headquarters MNJTF on 22 February 2024. 

Gen Ali commended the ICRC’s support for victims of armed conflicts and expressed the MNJTF's eagerness to reinforce its collaboration with the humanitarian organization. 

He welcomed the ICRC’s ongoing efforts and underlined the importance of adhering to the established international laws and standards that govern armed conflict situations. 

Maj Gen Ali's affirmation came at a crucial time, with ongoing conflicts in the region placing civilian populations at risk. He expressed his readiness to work closely with the ICRC to ameliorate the conditions of those affected by conflicts and ensure the conduct of the force remains within the bounds of international legal frameworks.

The leader of the ICRC delegation, Alfa Mamadou Djallo, outlined the purpose of their visit, indicating that their main objective was to update the Force Commander on the ICRC’s activities in Lake Chad Basin region. 

He emphasized the ICRC's commitment to providing continuous support to the MNJTF in accomplishing its mandate.  Djallo affirmed that the ICRC's doors are always open and highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts to assist and protect individuals in conflict zones. 

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