Welcome to the Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the major (and sometimes small, but interesting) international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of nice little bite-sized links for you…
GAZA: Unexploded munitions pose a threat to civilians and humanitarian workers as the ICRC helps to repair homes, businesses and vital water supply stations. The ICRC has also restored family links for over 150 families in Gaza who had not been in touch with family members detained in Israeli prisons for at least a month. The British Red Cross has launched an appeal for donations.
PHILIPPINES: Three ICRC staff members were abducted last week in the Philippines.
GAMBIA: The IFRC is working with the Gambia Red Cross Society to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS through song, dance and theater.
ZIMBABWE: As the cholera death toll rises, Red Cross and Red Crescent teams work hard to bring medical aid, clean water and prevention education to citizens.
PAKISTAN: Last October’s earthquake left thousands of citizens without homes to protect them from the harsh winter winds. The IFRC and Pakistan Red Crescent Society aredistributing stand-alone shelters to families.
INDONESIA: With support from the British Red Cross, one 22-year-old helps rebuild a post-tsunami Indonesia by opening a computer rental shop. See Irvandi tell his story first-hand in this short video.
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