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.]

YEMEN: Thousands of people have been displaced in the governates of Sa’ada and Amran. The Yemem Red Crescent and ICRC are running camps, helping with relocation, providing medical supplies, water, and food among other aid.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: The ICRC has distributed food, seed, farming tools and other relief items to more than 6,700 people who have fled their homes in Vakaga prefecture.

RUSSIA: An ICRC photo exhibition in Grozny highlights the issue of missing persons. It features 18 countries where the ICRC is providing information on how to prevent disappearances, spurring the search for people who have gone missing and assisting their families.

AZERBAIJAN: The ICRC and the Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan have encouraged families of people missing in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to gather in five Azerbaijani cities on August 30th and share their memories to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared.

AFRICA: The IFRC is calling for positive stories about Africa. “We want to celebrate the solutions and strengths that help communities overcome and even prevent disasters, health crises and other shocks,” says Pierre Kremer, head of the communications department.

AFGHANISTAN: Storytelling plays a role in health promotion. This team of women use picture books drawn by a local artist to illustrate their poetic – and imporant – messages about hygeine and disease prevention.

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

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