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Red Cross: Misuse of Emblem in Cameroon Threatens Mission

The Red Cross said its emblem is being illegally used in the violence-plagued northern part of Cameroon, where Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgency has spilled over, as well as the troubled eastern border with the Central African Republic. The agency's emblem is distinctive: A red cross emblazoned against a white background, the original symbol declared at the 1864 Geneva Convention to mark and protect individuals and objects that provide humanitarian aid in armed conflict zones. It has...

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