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…
When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake
struck near the east coast of the South Island over the weekend, New Zealand Red Cross emergency management teams sprung into action – providing first aid, shelter and relief supplies.
Almost four months after the violent clashes
that shook southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010, the ICRC is still hard at work in Osh and the surrounding area.
Five weeks after floods first struck Pakistan at the end of July – and with millions of people still in need – Pascal Cuttat, head of the ICRC delegation in Islamabad, talks about current priorities
and some of the ongoing challenges to the relief effort.
To promote pandemic preparedness
, the Kenya Red Cross Society sent out teams of outreach volunteers to demonstrate effective hygiene and sneeze techniques.
The ICRC is helping conflict-affected people in Central Mindanao earn a living
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies