President of the International Red Cross Peter Maurer, gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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The unauthorized use of the International Red Cross's name by entities listed in the Panama Papers poses "enormous" risks for its operations and staff, the head of the humanitarian body said in an interview published Sunday.Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), made the comments in Le Matin Dimanche, after the Swiss paper detailed how shell companies set up by Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca inaccurately listed the ICRC as their beneficiary. Maurer said the ICRC faced specific risks by being falsely tied to mysterious or unidentified funders.
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