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…

VIET NAM: From ox carts to canoes, the Viet Nam Red Cross is using what it takes to reach flood survivors with food, clothing, clean water and other relief supplies. (As you know, the American Red Cross has also committed $30,000 to the disaster response.)
CHILE: Throughout the trapped miners’ 70-day ordeal the 40 Chilean Red Cross volunteers worked in shifts, ensuring a permanent presence among the 33 miners’ families and friends, offering them constant support – and they will remain at the side of the miners and their families for as long as they are needed.
PAKISTAN: The deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Islamabad explains how the ICRC is helping hundreds of thousands of people caught between a natural disaster and armed violence.
HUNGARY: The Hungarian Red Cross is helping to break the cycle of urban vulnerability by sheltering and empowering families experiencing homelessness.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies