Round-up: Updates from Central African Republic, Greece and Somalia

By Katie Robinson, Red Cross insider

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

The Red Cross, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other partners, has distributed more than 2.2 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets across Central African Republic

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Malaria has a 58 per cent morbidity rate and a 54 per cent mortality rate in the Central African Republic, affecting children under 5 and expectant mothers the most. The Red Cross, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other partners, has distributed more than 2.2 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets across the country. 


GREECE: Medical care and vital food, water and emergency supplies are being prioritized by Red Cross teams at one of the Greek capital’s main camps for migrants.  This week the Hellenic Red Cross started supplying tinned food, water and toiletries in the open port-side facility of Skaramagas, currently home to about 2,000 people - the majority of whom are families from Iraq and Syria who have escaped the fighting.

SOMALIA: The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Somali Red Crescent Society have begun distributing rice, beans and cereals to nearly 60,000 people affected by drought in northern Somalia.
 

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