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Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up


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…


HAITI: As Hurricane Tomas heads toward Haiti, the Red Cross is helping people get ready for the storm and also preparing to respond afterward.


PAKISTAN: Three months since the floods, high waters in the southern province of Sindh still prevent more than 1 million people from returning home. Red Cross and Red Crescent workers from around the world (and right next door) continue to provide aid.


INDONESIA: Red Cross workers are still busy providing food, shelter and water for thousands of evacuees after the double disasters of a tsunami and a volcanic eruption.


SERBIA: Volunteers sprung into action after a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that damaged electricity and water supplies in the city of Kraljevo.


ITALY: Red Crossers are assisting thousands of evacuees who were forced out of their homes when torrential rains caused floods throughout the entire northeast of the country.




GLOSSARY:
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies