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.]
: The IFRC and Chilean Red Cross are giving special emphasis to psychological support
for people traumatized by continuing strong aftershocks.
: The ICRC is bringing seeds and farming equipment to some 15,000 who have now returned to their homes near the Liberia border after being displaced as a result of conflict.
: Acting as a neutral intermediary, the ICRC has facilitated the release of two soldiers (1
) held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
: The ICRC has completed it’s project to bring improved access to safe drinking water
for 10,000 people in Huye district.
: Six months after the West Sumatra earthquake, transitional shelters
are being built with support from the IFRC and Indonesian Red Cross to house thousands of people.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies