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…
Red Cross emergency response teams were quickly deployed to camps across Port-au-Prince when a severe and unexpected thunderstorm
left thousands of families without tents and tarps.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO:
Acting as a neutral intermediary, the ICRC facilitated the handover
to Congolese authorities of two pilots released in North Kivu.
Briseida González saved an 11-year old girl’s life
after an anti-personnel mine accident in a remote village. The ICRC trains villagers like González in first aid so that they might be able to deal with an emergency in the absence of a doctor or nurse.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies