The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications co-ordinator with the Canadian Red Cross

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

VIETNAM: On his first visit to Vietnam, Chinese movie star and philanthropist, Jet Li came with a clear message for the country’s youth: ‘come together and volunteer your time and energy to help your brothers and sisters’.

SUDAN: 45-years after losing her leg in an accident, Apai Marceline is enjoying a new lease of life after receiving a new prosthesis, thanks to the expertise of the staff at an ICRC-supported rehabilitation centre.

BANGLADESH: Tropical Bangladesh has been experiencing severe and unprecedented cold weather since early January, affecting northern and south-western parts of the country.  The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the IFRC have carried out a rapid needs assessment in seven of the worst-affected districts. The goal is to reach 16 out of the 26 areas.

GLOSSARY:

ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross
IFRC = International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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