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...
COLOMBIA: Floods have affected more than 1.5 million people. The Colombian Red Cross has given food, emergency shelter, water, and other aid to hundreds of thousands and plans to intensify its operation in the affected regions.
IRAQ/KUWAIT: In its capacity as a neutral and impartial intermediary, the ICRC continues to support the authorities in their efforts to find out what happened to over a thousand people still missing in connection with the 1990-1991 war.
NEPAL: In connection with efforts to resolve cases of missing persons in Nepal, the ICRC and the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, with technical support from an Argentine forensics anthropology team, jointly organized a four-day workshop on forensics.
GUINEA-BISSAU: Some 30 volunteers of the Red Cross Society of Guinea-Bissau from various parts of the country, together with nurses working in emergency services in the capital's hospitals, are taking part in an advanced workshop on first aid.
INDIA: The ICRC, with support from the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (an organization run by the Indian Red Cross society of Dimapur) has re-launched a physical rehabilitation center in Dimapur, Nagaland.
EUROPE: Red Cross teams are responding to extreme weather across Europe.