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.]
SUDAN: “I did not expect to see the kids again. I had given up hope,” says the uncle of one of six children recently reunited with their families after being separated amid armed violence. The ICRC has also been restoring clean water for thousands and training doctors to treat the wounded.
: There’s no place like home
for the holidays. But since fighting erupted in the north of Yemen, thousands of people have fled for safety, leaving their belongings behind and no home in which to celebrate the recent Eid Al-Adha
holiday. Though it is becoming increasingly difficult to reach those who need aid, the ICRC and Yemen Red Crescent have been providing medical support, water, food and other essentials.
: “The families have a right to know what happened to their loved ones.” That’s the motto for the ICRC and Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan as they have redoubled their efforts to help collect information on people still missing
in connection with the Nagorny-Karabakh conflict.
: The Malawi Red Cross offices were damaged in an earthquake a few weeks ago but Red Crossers have still been distributing tents, shelter kits and other relief supplies – now to even more
people after a second quake struck
= International Committee of the Red CrossIFRC
= International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies