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…

NIGER/MALI: Farmers and stockbreeders in northern regions of Niger and Mali are suffering the combined effects of drought and inter-community violence. In May, the ICRC launched a large-scale aid operation to help 290,000 of them.

ERITREA: The Red Cross Society of Eritrea is helping to bring hope to people in parched regions with sustainable projects like solar water pumps and volunteer-built water collection systems.

BELARUS: The Belarus Red Cross is reaching out to youth and young workers about HIV prevention.

PHILIPPINES: Nine months after the tsunamis, the IFRC has built cyclone-resistant transitional housing for more than 600 families, and the building continues.
HAITI: Marking the six-month point after the earthquake, the ICRC has honoured three extraordinary healthcare heroes. For the six-month progress report and more on Haiti, visit
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies