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.]

INDIA: Tropical storm Laila has left thousands homeless. The Indian Red Cross has been able to respond with prepositioned supplies and volunteers.
HAITI: 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.

CHILE: 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.
SENEGAL: In a region where the precarious security situation hinders basic health-care services, the ICRC has helped build and equip a new healthcare center, including a maternity ward.
GENEVA: The Red Cross addressed the 63rd session of the World Health Assembly last week, urging world leaders to prioritize measles elimination.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


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