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.]

NORTH AMERICA: The IFRC is preparing to support relief efforts in the Americas in the event of the very active hurricane season being predicted.
GUATEMALA/EL SALVADOR/HONDURAS: Agatha is the first tropical storm of the season for Central America, and Red Cross volunteers are already assisting thousands.
SRI LANKA: With international support, Sri Lanka Red Cross Society volunteers are responding to the worst floods in five decades, providing meals, shelter, and other relief items for thousands.

NIGER/MALI: An ICRC program carries out two acts of humanitarian assistance in one fell swoop by buying livestock from struggling farmers and distributing the meat to those in need.
TAJIKISTAN: Hundreds of Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan volunteers help the government tackle a polio outbreak with a national vaccination and communication campaign.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies