Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up

Wondering what has been happening around the world with the Red Cross and Red Crescents? Well, thanks to Robin Parker, an amazing Red Cross/Blog Master from the Oregon Trail Chapter, you can find out!

Below, she's compiled a non-comprehensive sampling of the larger and/or more intriguing aspects of the work we do internationally

PHILIPPINES: Safe drinking water is now only a few steps away for over 1,200 residents of Mabini, a remote community in Northern Samar province, after the completion of a spring catchment built with support from the ICRC.

SOMALIA: The ICRC is scaling up its emergency operation in central and southern Somalia to assist an additional 1.1 million drought- and conflict-affected people.

SUDAN: Almost half a million conflict-affected people in Darfur have been given seed and agricultural tools by the ICRC in time for the planting season and the first rainfall.

RWANDA: The ICRC has renovated a shelter for more than 300 children. Since 2009, nearly 70 children separated from their parents by armed conflict have been among those accommodated in the shelter while the ICRC traced their families.

WORLDWIDE: The Measles Initiative has officially vaccinated one billion children.


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