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.]
PAKISTAN: The IFRC and Pakistan Red Crescent Society have launched a fundraising appeal to extend aid to hundreds of thousands of displaced people who are staying with host families in cramped conditions, often lacking clean water and sufficient food.
NORWAY: Experts from around the world met at the invitation of the ICRC and the Norwegian Red Cross to discuss ways to improve the quality of life for victims of landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war.
IRAQ: When a massive bomb explosion hit Sadr City last week, the ICRC provided one ton of medical supplies and 120,000 liters of water to the hospital treating survivors.
BANGLADESH: Many of the houses the withstood the initial impact of Cyclone Aila have now collapsed due to the water. The IFRC and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society are providing emergency assitance for 36,800 families.
ZAMBEZI RIVER BASIN: Frequent flooding has prompted seven Red Cross Societies to join forces in a historic partnership. The Angolan, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe Red Cross Societies are teaming up to address and prevent the impact of these ongoing disasters.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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