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Wondering what has been happening around the world with the Red Cross and Red Crescents? Well, thanks to Kate Swartz, 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: Two years after two typhoons devastated the island of Luzon, the IFRC and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has ensured that more than 3,500 displaced individuals have homes. The PRC has installed 21 communal water supply points, and constructed or rehabilitated water and sanitation facilities for 30 schools that were affected by the typhoons.
NEPAL: Red Cross National Societies from three countries have joined emergency relief efforts to bring aid and medical care to the survivors of the deadly earthquake that struck the Himalayan region bordering north India and Nepal on September 18.
TUNISIA: The ICRC is helping to meet the needs of people fleeing the conflict in Libya and of the local population. Work is under way that will result in a considerable increase in the volume of water supplied to some 100,000 people.