June 11, (Xinhua/GNA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has
urged the need to instill a proper management of corpses as a key component of
disaster response in Ethiopia and beyond.
The ICRC, in a
statement issued on Monday, also disclosed that efforts are underway in the
provision of trainings to its staff members in the East African country and
elsewhere to solve the growing need for an effective management of dead corpse
during response efforts when disaster strikes.
management of the dead is a key component of disaster response together with
recovery and care of survivors, and supply of basic services," an ICRC
statement issued on Monday read.
recalled its staff's and volunteers’ positive contribution as the first
responders to unexpected disasters such as the recent Ethiopian airline's crash
which claimed the lives of 157 people in March this year.
stressed the vital importance of safety measures both for the responders as
well as the data collection efforts.
the overwhelmed local emergency response services following this tragic event,
the ICRC and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society took the initiative to conduct
training on the management of dead bodies in Ethiopia," the statement