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 worst rain in decades
has caused mudbanks to collapse, burying thatched homes and blocking main roads. The Bangladesh Red Crescent and IFRC are responding with food, water, emergency shelter materials and other relief supplies for more than 6,500 people.
: The maternity wards
in Red Cross field hospitals remain busy performing deliveries and working to save the lives of many babies born weak or premature.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies