Red Cross Responds To Tragedy In Mumbai

By now I’m sure you’re aware of the attacks in Mumbai over the Thanksgiving weekend. 

Today I received an email from our international issues point person, Eric Porterfield, detailing what the Red Cross is doing to help officials and families in the wake of the tragedy.

As it happens, the Indian Red Cross Society is doing all those things you’re familiar with the American Red Cross doing in disasters – providing emergency aid to victims and their families in the form of blood units from the Red Cross blood bank, psychosocial care to the affected people, and distributing food and water.

But of course, this is different from a natural disaster. And so experts from the  ICRC are stepping in to help with the difficult tasks of body identification and family member tracing.
I’ll let the ICRC’s Dusan Vujasanin – who spent the past few days in Mumbai’s hospitals and morgue, helping family members trace their loved ones – explain… Read the interview here