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.]

SRI LANKA: Hostilities have now been declared over, but 250,000 people are still displaced. The ICRC continues to distribute water, food, hygiene kits and other supplies to people in staying camps.

PAKISTAN: In a hard hit district that remains off limits to most humanitarian organizations, the ICRC has been able to distribute food to over 8,000 displaced people.
Also, The ICRC ‘s field surgical hospital in Peshawar is adding more tents to care for weapon-wounded. One of those patients, a little girl named Alina, shares her story on camera… “I was leaving the house to play with my friends. One of them was injured and died…”
TANZANIA: After thousands of people lost their homes when a military depot exploded a few weeks ago, the Tanzania Red Cross society has been providing meals, water, mosquito nets, tents, hygiene supplies and other essentials. They’ve also reunited over 430 missing children with their families, but there are still hundreds missing and many months of work left ahead.
SUDAN: In nomadic communities where lost livestock means lost livelihoods, the ICRC is initiating a vaccination campaign for camels, cattle, sheep and goats.
CHINA: The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) is providing HIV education and support groups for HIV positive migrant workers
The RCSC is also disbursing nearly three million dollars to partner organizations for earthquake recovery projects. 
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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