Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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...
MEXICO: The ICRC provided equipment and supplies for manufacturing artificial limbs to the National Rehabilitation Institute in Mexico City.
 The ICRC held a seminar in N'Djamena on health, water and living conditions in places of detention.
VIETNAM: Actor, philanthropist and IFRC goodwill ambassador, Jet Li toured the country encouraging youth to volunteer, give blood, and get trained in first aid.
WORLDWIDE: According to a report published by the IFRC this week, the global Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteer workforce numbers 13.1 million: equivalent to the population of Tokyo! [More amazing stats.]