Canada and the USA: News and Notes, May 2010

31-05-2010 Field Newsletter

The ICRC Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada says farewell to its spokesperson Bernard Barrett who reflects on his time in Washington in an interview. And it's welcome back to our "new" spokesperson Simon Schorno, who already occupied the post from 2005 to 2008. Next, we look at how the ICRC is using videoconferencing to connect Guantanamo detainees with their families. Then there's a summary of humanitarian challenges related to urbanization in a statement marking this year's World Red Cross Red Crescent Day on May 8. We take a look at the ICRC's participation in an American Red Cross symposium on forced migration and displacement. Finally, don't miss the new, improved, free ICRC application for iPhone.

 In this issue:  

  • Connecting internees with their families: ICRC uses videoconference technology in Guantanamo

  • Interview with outgoing ICRC Washington spokesperson Bernard Barrett

  • Bringing hope to cities: addressing urbanization on World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2010

  • ICRC speaks at American Red Cross symposium in California

  • There's an app for that (Part 2)

... and the latest ICRC news from around the globe.

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, May 2010