Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up

Worldwide_Wrap_Up_PhotoWelcome to the Weekly Worldwide 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.]

SENEGAL: Severe flooding has affected hundreds of people, spreading sewage and sorrow across the suburbs of Dakar. Red Crossers have been providing supplies like mosquito nets, tarps, mats, jerry cans, blankets, water purification tablets, soap and detergents.

MALDIVES: The British Red Cross has completed construction of 250 new homes, allowing survivors from Vilufushi island, which was completely destroyed by the 2004 tsunami, to finally return home.

PERU: The mortal remains of 28 people who disappeared 25 years ago have been returned to their families. The ICRC arranged for transportation for the families and coffins and provided the families with emotional support.

GLOSSARY:
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

[Original post by Robin Parker]

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