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 Hungarian Red Cross has
mobilized a team of 50 volunteers to assist evacuees after a serious industrial accident
near the village of Kolontár. They’re also setting up temporary shelters and delivering mineral water, food, camp beds and blankets to the worst-affected settlements.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/SUDAN:
With the help of the ICRC, seven children haverejoined their families
after escaping violence.
After the massive flooding, 37 National Societies in the Red Cross/Red Crescent global network have been working with the IFRC to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in providing relief items and shelter for nearly one million people
. This week, the IFRC announced plans for a second round of relief aid distribution.
The fighting that erupted recently in southern Yemen has forced thousands out of their homes
. In the north of the country, thousands more remain dependent on humanitarian aid. The ICRC is working with the Yemen Red Crescent Society to supply urgently needed assistance.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies