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…
LIBYA: As fighting continues, the ICRC has stepped up its response – visiting detainees, providing medical supplies for hospitals, and delivering food and water that Libyan Red Crescent Society volunteers help distribute.
Côte d’Ivoire: The ICRC is bringing chemicals needed to treat the water that will be distributed to five million people for the next six months.
NIGERIA: The ICRC and Nigerian Red Cross Society are responding to the urgent needs of thousands of people displaced following post-election violence.
HAITI: Along with mosquito nets and in-person outreach, the Red Cross is using text messaging to fight malaria.
CHERNOBYL: 25 Years after the disaster, the Red Cross’ Chernobyl Humanitarian Assistance and Rehabilitation Program still offers health screenings for survivors.