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…

CHILE: A red card from a soccer referee is bad news, but a “RED Card” from the Chilean Red Cross brings funds for families to repair and rebuild their homes after the earthquake.
INDIA: As thousands struggle with flash floods and landslides, the India Red Cross Society responds with first aid, relief supplies, clean water, and more.
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Severe floods have forced more than 23,000 people to evacuate. Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers have helped distribute tarps, relief supplies and water purification units.
INDONESIA: More than 28,000 people have been displaced after the eruption of Mt. Sinabung last weekend. The Indonesian Red Cross is responding with medical units, field kitchens, and relief supplies including face masks to protect against volcanic ash in the air.
PAKISTAN: The multinational relief efforts continue, and IFRC officials say the flooding is “only the start of a bigger catastrophe.”
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies