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.]

GAZA-JORDAN: The ICRC has helped reunite a mother and daughter after ten years apart.

SUDAN: Acting as a neutral intermediary, the ICRC recently facilitated the liberation and transfer of 44 Sudanese detainees.

NEPAL: The Nepal Red Cross Society is taking a proactive approach to a fatal diarrhea outbreak.
GENEVA: The ICRC’s new annual report highlights the prolonged nature of modern conflicts, requiring sustained and flexible humanitarian response.
KENYA: The Kenya Red Cross Society is helping thousands of families after massive flooding, landslides, and hailstorms.
SYRIA: The American Red Cross recently donated an ambulance, which carries specialized cardiac care equipment, to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to aid in its ongoing medical response program.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies