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.]
TANZANIA: The IFRC is raising awareness about albinos in danger of being attacked for their body parts, which are sold as superstitious talismans.
GEORGIA/SOUTH OSSETIA: The ICRC organized a second round of family visits to detainees of Georgian and South Ossetian origin on both sides of the administrative boundary line.
SUDAN: The ICRC facilitated the handover to government authorities of 35 members of the Sudanese army, who were released by the Justice and Equality Movement. The ICRC has been working in Darfur since 2004, where it provides assistance for victims of the armed conflict and other violence.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies