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.]

VIETNAM: The Vietnam Red Cross Society becomes the most recent country to join the Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness (H2P) program.

PAKISTAN: The ICRC continues to assist thousands of people who are still displaced or have recently returned home.
KENYA: Drought and violence have led to conditions that put millions of Kenyans at the brink of starvation. The IFRC plans to expand its school feeding program for kids as well as its efforts to rehabilitate water facilities and promote hygiene in pastoral areas.
CANARY ISLANDS: The IFRC and the Spanish Red Cross have opened a new humanitarian logistics center in the Canary Islands that will enable them to deliver aid faster to Africa in situations like conflicts and natural disasters.
UGANDA: The ICRC has completed the renovation of an operating theatre at Kitgum Government Hospital in northern Uganda.
SUDAN: The Sudanese Red Crescent has been delivering food and relief kits to thousands of flood victims.
TURKEY: The heaviest rains in 80 years have hit North-western Turkey and Istanbul. The Turkish Red Crescent has been delivering supplies to thousands of victims.
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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