(The Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up is set to become a regular feature on our blog — it comes from the National Red Cross blog via the Red Cross PDX blog, and is short, snappy, and informative! We like those types of things around here!)
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…
[The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.]
: Red Crossers continue to support search and rescue efforts
after Typhoon Morakot. Three teams with more than 200 volunteers have been mobilized. The terrain is difficult and can sometimes only be navigated by foot.
: To mark the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, the IRCR conducted a survey
to gauge popular views of some of the core principles of international humanitarian law. Read some of the results here
: It’s official. The world’s newest Red Crescent Society held its first General Assembly
last weekend. And in true Red Cross and Red Crescent spirit, 19 volunteers, staff and supporters donated blood to the country’s largest hospital on the eve of the meeting.
= International Committee of the Red Cross
= International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies