Welcome to the Worldwide Weekly 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…
[The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.]
: The heaviest rains in more than a century have inundated parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states in southern India. The Krishna River and its tributaries have flooded surrounding villages, killing 384 people, displacing 674,500 and affecting more than 4.1 million
The Indian Red Cross is responding, providing relief supplies and water sanitation. The American Red Cross is sending $180,000 of relief items.
: Aid from the ICRC and the Yemen Red Crescent has reached around 140,000 people over the past three months
, but tens of thousands of others trapped in conflict areas or forced to flee must fend for themselves as winter approaches.
: As thousands flee fighting in the south of Waziristan, the ICRC and Pakistan Red Crescent Society continue to help people displaced in the north of the country over the last six months. Photo gallery
: A healthy albino baby boy was born last week in a police-protected shelter. A rare happy story
in the Ruyigi province where albino people have been the target of occult-based killings.
ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
[Original post by Robin Parker]