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.]
HAITI: Haitian Red Crossers evacuate the sick and wounded from shanty towns in Port-au-Prince. Under the neutrality and impartiality of the Red Cross emblem, they are even able to help in gang territory where many others dare not venture.
: Mangrove trees act as natural wave breakers. That’s why hundreds of Indonesian Red Volunteers – together with World Ocean Conference delegates – planted 2,000 of them
along Mokupa Beach.
: More than 60 albino people have been killed because of a superstition
that their body parts bring good luck. Authorities in both countries have offered protection for albino people, opening shelters that the Red Cross is supporting.
: Water, electricity and communications are still scarce in Swat. Among their many duties, ICRC and Pakistan Red Crescent Society workers are restoring family links, running field hospitals, co-running and/or supporting camps for 43,000 displaced people and preparing for the monsoon
= International Committee of the Red CrossIFRC
= International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies