Here’s your weekly update on what different members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement* are doing.
Typhoon Morakot: The Red Cross has been distributing relief goods to families who were displaced by Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan, the Philippines and China (pictured right). The low loss of life in China is largely thanks to early warning systems. See a photo gallery on the Guardian’s website.
Turks and Caicos boat sinks: Volunteers handed out food, water, clothes and comfort to around 115 Haitian migrants after their overcrowded boat sank just off the Turks and Caicos Islands last week.