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…
ISRAEL: Emergency medical personnel were there to support the response operation and to treat the medical problems of the fire fighters, police officers, soldiers and volunteers during last week’s major wildfire.
NIGERIA: The ICRC and the Nigerian Red Cross Society are providing protection and assistance for people affected by the violent clashes between Nigerian security forces and the John Togo group in Warri, Delta state, and neighboring communities.
HAITI: Despite widespread civil unrest and political protests in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince last week, Red Cross ambulances were busy transporting patients to hospitals and cholera treatment centers around the country.
SUDAN: The ICRC working in cooperation with the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, has launched the latest phase of a campaign to vaccinate 700,000 animals against five major endemic diseases in Darfur.
PAKISTAN: The IFRC has launched a pilot project that will see 3,100 seed packages handed out to families in the Larkana and Hyderabad regions of Sindh to help them replant crops that were lost in the recent floods.