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…

HAITI: Today marks the one year anniversary of the massive earthquake. Among the many ongoing relief efforts Red Cross ambulance drivers rush cholera sufferers to hospitals, hygiene volunteers sanitize the site of cholera outbreaks, ICRC workers fight cholera in places of detention and continue the search for missing children. Other Red Crossers remain hard at work on projects like immunizations, supplying water, prosthetic limb fitting, digging drainage ditches to mitigate flooding, and building semi-permanent shelters. See the American Red Cross’ complete one year progress report. Or watch a collection of videos showing our work in Haiti.

KYRGYZSTAN: Before the first snow of the season fell on Osh and nearby areas, the ICRC finished partially rebuilding 363 houses that were burnt or otherwise damaged during the events of June 2010.

Côte d’Ivoire: The ICRC and the Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire have treated almost 80 people injured during recent clashes in Duékoué, in the west of the country, where they are continuing to help 12,000 displaced persons.

SUDAN: The ICRC is providing clean, solar-powered drinking water for people in remote, conflict-prone areas.

AUSTRALIA: Australian Red Cross volunteers are responding to record setting floods by operating evacuation centers, distributing resources, and helping thousands of people let their family and friends know that they’re safe and well.