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…

AUSTRALIA: With barely time to catch their breath from the flood relief efforts, Australian Red Crossers are now also responding to Cyclone Yasi – assisting with evacuation centers and helping people find out about the safety of family and friends.

EGYPT: One week into the protests that are shaking Egypt, the ICRC is working together with the Egyptian Red Crescent Society to gain a clearer picture of the humanitarian situation and the resulting needs. Support for health services and access to detainees are ICRC priorities.

IRAN/IRAQ: This week the ICRC helped repatriate the remains of 38 Iraqi soldiers killed during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.

TUNISIA: The ICRC has resumed its visits to people in Tunisian places of detention to monitor the conditions in which they are being held and the treatment they receive.

CHAD: The ICRC helped 369 ex-detainees return to their villages.

: The Philippine Red Cross has delivered assistance to thousands of residents affected by floods and landslides.