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…
UKRAINE: Visiting nurses make the difference in a program assisting the elderly and people with HIV.
CHINA: The Red Cross Society of China has stepped up efforts to assist millions of people affected by floods.
KYRGYZSTAN: As tensions continue, the ICRC continues to assist internally displaced people and detainees, and help families find out what happened to missing loved ones.
HAITI: The Haitian National Red Cross Society has begun broadcasting their first ever radio show from Red Cross Red Crescent base camp in Port-au-Prince, engaging listeners in a two-way conversation about needs and services.
PHILIPPINES: Early warning systems enabled the Philippines Red Cross to prepare its chapters for Typhoon Conson. Staff and volunteers responded immediately after the disaster, helping people to reach the evacuation centres and providing hot meals from mobile kitchens.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies