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…
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.