[The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.]
EUROPE: The IFRC has released an advocacy report on first aid activities in Europe. Topping the charts for most population trained? Norway with 95%, Germany and Austria with 80%, and Iceland with 75%.
BURKINA FASO: The ICRC and the Burkinabé Red Cross Society launched an emergency aid operation for some 5,000 victims of flooding in the capital city, Ouagadougou.
AUSTRALIA: The moving Our World At War exhibit has made its Australian debut – demonstrating, through photography, the “ongoing relevance of the Geneva Conventions in protecting those not, or no longer, taking part in hostilities.”
BRUSSELS: To mark the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Sweden and the ICRC are organizing a conference on how to enhance respect for international humanitarian law by non-State actors.
GAMBIA: The general staff of the Gambian armed forces and the ICRC signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to make the study of international humanitarian law part of the country’s military training program.