Welcome to the Weekly Worldwide 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…
[The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.]
: The Icelandic Red Cross has provided food, shelter, and support for residents evacuating since the the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano
: The Red Cross Society of China has been providing medical care, quilts, clothes, tents, and other relief for thousands of people affected by last week’s earthquake
: Among various activities, volunteers have been setting up a new settlement
for some of the most vulnerable quake-affected people from Haiti’s capital, while field hospitals have been busy with maternity and newborn patients.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies