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. It’s a non-comprehensive sampling of the larger and/or more intriguing aspects of our global work…
[The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.]
SOMALIA: Heavy rains are severely affecting thousands of families displaced by the hostilities in Mogadishu. The ICRC has distributed 7,000 tarpaulins as emergency shelter.
: The ICRC and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society have launched the first stage
of an extensive economic assistance program for families affected by violence in Malakand Division.
: The IFRC is distributing food, water, and seeds for thousands of people in the midst of a crippling drought and food crisis
. The American Red Cross has also contributed $100,000 to these efforts.
: Veterans Day kicked off the Holiday Mail for Heroes
campaign. Make holiday cards for service members and the American Red Cross will deliver them overseas.
= International Committee of the Red CrossIFRC
= International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent