Monday, December 6, 2010

What in the World, Wednesday!

(I was sick last week, so cut me some slack!)
Welcome to the What in the World, Wednesdays! 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...

SWITZERLAND: The ICRC is set to play host, for the first time ever, to a conference on international standards for law enforcement.

SUDAN: As the referendum in South Sudan approaches, the ICRC is stepping up preparations for possible humanitarian emergencies.

CAMBODIA: Hundreds of people lost their lives in a stampede at last week's Water Festival. The Cambodia Red Cross has been assisting with medical aid, psychosocial support and helping people search for missing loved ones.

REPUBLIC OF CONGO: A campaign to vaccinate 3.6 million people against polio got underway last week and has so far reached over 2 million people.