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.]

MONGOLIA: Red Crossers have been responding to heavy flooding in and around the city of Ulanbataar – providing food, clothing, bedding and other relief supplies.

SOMALIA: The ICRC provides medical supplies to Mogadishu hospitals, which recently saw an upsurge in patients due to renewed fighting in the region.

SRI LANKA: The dengue fever epidemic has already claimed hundreds of lives and affected nearly 17,000 people in Sri Lanka. Together with the Ministry of Health and the American Red Cross, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society is using educational programs to help stop the spread of the disease.

THAILAND: Clean water and malaria education are saving lives in Thailand. This video shows just a few of the people who have been helped by these programs provided in part by the American Red Cross.

WORLDWIDE: The Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, established by the Danish Red Cross and the IFRC, has published a new handbook on psychosocial intervention and a community-based psychosocial support trainer’s kit. Read about the research here. And download the handbooks at

ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies