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.
: 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.
: 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.
= International Committee of the Red CrossIFRC
= International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies