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Good morning, this is Kasmira. From its historic offices, perched on the slopes of Avenue de la Paix, the International Committee of the Red Cross today announced the next steps in its painful transformation from a financially-stricken humanitarian behemoth to a leaner organisation more closely focused on its foundational values.

Provided that everything goes according to its new four-year plan. Its president, Mirjana Spoljaric, describes below some of the soul-searching that took place along the way.

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Mirjana Spoljaric, president of the ICRC, photographed in a lounge at the Geneva headquarters on 27 June 2023. (Le Temps/David Wagnières)

ICRC chief Mirjana Spoljaric: ‘We have no intention of leaving Gaza’. Where is the ICRC headed? Since October 2022, its new president has been dealing with one of the most severe financial crises the organisation has ever seen while the number of humanitarian crises pile up. Returning from Israel and the West Bank after visiting Gaza, she comments on the institution's new strategy to put itself back on track.

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Amid the turmoil, will ICRC return to its roots? As the ICRC operates on the frontlines in Gaza and Ukraine while grappling with the worst internal crisis in its history, two distinct views of what the role of the Geneva-based institution should be are clashing, writes our editorial director Serge Michel.

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