Worldwide Wrap-Up

This is the first post* in our new weekly series called the Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the major (and sometimes small, but interesting) international Red Cross news into one list of nice little bite-sized links for you:

GAZA: ICRC President, Jakob Kellenberger, is in the middle of his three-day tour of Israel and the occupied territories. Today’s press conference highlighted the humanitarian needs. (See a brief video from the press conference.)

Horn of Africa: (Djibouti, Ehtiopia, Kenya and Somalia) 17 million people are in very real danger of acute food shortage. The IFRC has launched an emergency appeal for support. Here’s one Red Crosser’s field diary of his experience in Ethiopia.

Costa Rica: The Costa Rica Red Cross is providing psychosocial support for survivors of last week’s 6.2 earthquake. The IFRC and American Red Cross stand ready to help if assistance is requested.

Turkmenistan: Red Crescent volunteers act as human traffic lights in an innovative public safety campaign.

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