Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up

Welcome to the Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you…

[The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.]

MEXICO: The Mexican Red Cross ran out of face masks. But with donations from the Canadian Red Cross, the Spanish government and others, they began distributing again yesterday. 
MYANMAR: Last weekend marked one year since the devastating Cyclone Nargis. Watch this in-depth video about the current conditions and continued Red Cross response. (Don’t miss the clever ways that Red Crossers are helping kids overcome their fear of the rain.)
YEMEN: The ICRC is still helping thousands of conflict victims who need food, clean water, shelter, and medical care. 
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC:  People returning home to their villages may find “their houses burnt down or otherwise destroyed, their livestock taken away and their fields devastated.” The ICRC is providing seeds and tools to help residents start growing crops and feeding their villages once again. 
IRAQ: One American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces member blogs about her experience working in Tikrit.
Our World – At War: The ICRC has teamed up with five of the world’s top war photographers to create this art exhibit, opening in New York and around the world this Friday. Designed to reveal “hope in the midst of despair,” the exhibit is a part of the Our World – Your Move campaign.  Click here for a sampling of the photography. [Opens a PDF. Use your keyboard’s up and down arrows to navigate.]
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies