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.]
CHILE: In one of various relief activities, mobile Red Cross teams have been taking satellite phones into some of the worst quake-damaged areas to help people restore contact with their family members.
: A catastrophic landslide completely wiped out three villages
. The Uganda Red Cross has been assisting with search and rescue, and providing tarp, blankets, cooking sets, water purification tablets and other aid to more than 1,500 affected families.
: Violent attacks last Sunday in five villages just south of Jos forced thousands of people to flee
their homes. The ICRC and Nigerian Red Cross Society have been providing first aid for injured persons, food and water for displaced people and detainees, and collecting the names of the missing with the aim of finding them and reuniting them with their families.