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. 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.]

UGANDA: “Some had never been hugged until they scored their first goal…” Former child soldiers meet not on the battlefield, but the soccer field for a friendly match supported by the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.

WORLDWIDE: In advance of Universal Children’s Day, the ICRC is calling for a stop to crimes against children in war.

BANGLADESH: Two years after Cyclone Sidr, close to 250,000 families have their lives back.

KENYA: Delegates from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are gathering in Nairobi this week to discuss strategies to effectively address the humanitarian challenges of the coming decade. You can read daily bulletins from the assembly.

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