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 Haitian Red Cross is joining forces with other international organizations to promote hygiene and prevent the spread of disease
during the rainy season. A truly global effort, this disaster response also marks the first field deployment in the Americas by Red Crescent societies.
: Three months after the quake, shelter remains a priority as the Chilean Red Cross launches its “Tarjeta Red” program to help 8,400 families rebuild and repair their homes
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies