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.]

PAKISTAN: ICRC remains active in North-West Frontier Province. Together with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, they’ve just completed the first phase of an agricultural support program, helping 45,000 families kick-start farming in areas most affected by the fighting of the previous months. Video.

AFGHANISTAN: Meet Najmuddin. After losing his legs to a landmine, he obtained artificial legs – and a job – from the rehabilitation center of the ICRC in Kabul. Now, together with the ICRC, he is promoting the social reintegration of the people with disabilities in Afghanistan.

WEST BANK: This winter, the ICRC will provide 70,000 olive seedlings to farmers having a difficult time with their olive crops.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: The ICRC psychosocial and economic support programs in North Kivu help women, like Marie, who have suffered sexual abuse in the midst of conflict.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies