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…
ns of thousands of ethnic Uzbek refugees are returning to their home towns in Kyrgyzstan. This rapid, mass return of refugees poses challenges, but the IFRC, ICRC, and the Red Crescent Societies of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are working together
to transfer aid
where it is needed.
As the food crises worsens
, the Red Cross steps up its response. In collaboration with the World Food Programme, Red Cross volunteers have already distributed food to more than 12,000 people and plan to reach more than 100,000 people by end of June/mid-July.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies