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…
SWITZERLAND: The ICRC is set to play host, for the first time ever, to a conference on international standards for law enforcement.
SUDAN: As the referendum in South Sudan approaches, the ICRC is stepping up preparations for possible humanitarian emergencies.
CAMBODIA: Hundreds of people lost their lives in a stampede at last week’s Water Festival. The Cambodia Red Cross has been assisting with medical aid, psychosocial support and helping people search for missing loved ones.
REPUBLIC OF CONGO: A campaign to vaccinate 3.6 million people against polio got underway last week and has so far reached over 2 million people.