Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up!

Welcome to the Worldwide Wednesday 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...

SOUTH SUDAN: Volunteers for the newly formed South Sudan Red Cross went out ontheir very first operation - monitoring and assisting people attending the celebrations to mark the birth of the Republic of Southern Sudan.
PAKISTAN: Volunteers are helping families prepare to face the oncoming monsoon season.
YEMEN: Since mid-June, the ICRC and the Yemen Red Crescent Society have provided aid for more than 17,500 people who have escaped the fighting in Abyan and settled in Lahj.
ZIMBABWE: Medical equipment donated by the ICRC is helping bring newborn babies back to life.