Canada and the USA: News and Notes, November 2010

30-11-2010 Field Newsletter

This month's issue focuses on health. We begin with the latest on ICRC activities in response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti, followed by a look towards the future for people with disabilities. Then there's the ICRC's Special Fund for the Disabled and the rebuilding of a centre for disabled people. Andreas Lendorff of the SFD board has just returned from Haiti and shares his impressions. Finally, a new selection of photographs from Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, illustrates how difficult the situation remains today.

In this issue:

  • Haiti: ICRC helps battle cholera
  • Haiti: ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled rebuilds and rehabilitates
  • Interview with Andreas Lendorff, member of the board, ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled
  • Afghanistan: the struggle to reach medical care

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

ICRC Canada/USA Field Newsletter, November 2010