Thursday, November 4, 2010

What In The World, Wednesday!

Welcome to What In The World, Wednesday! 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.

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