International Red Cross announces 1,500 job cuts worldwide
The measure is part of a plan to reduce the organization's costs.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the largest humanitarian organization and guardian of the Geneva Conventions, announced on Tuesday, April 4, the need to cut 1,500 employees worldwide.
The decision was made by the board of the organization and will be implemented within the next twelve months. The measure is part of a plan to reduce the organization's costs and save 431 million euros.
At least twenty of the 350 locations the organization operates around the world will have to close, the ICRC said.