[Here is a bizarre and painful irony. The important and exciting website that this press release announces requires the new 64-bit Flash Player 10 upgrade. No Flash Player 10, no ourworld-yourmove.org website. If you don't happen to have a 64-bit screamer on your desktop (or lap), you may have to wait until after the economic crisis is over before you are technologically eligible to make a difference. -jlt]
Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are launching a joint online initiative on 8 April to raise awareness of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and to show what individuals are doing to make a meaningful difference.
The new web portal, www.ourworld-yourmove.org, puts the spotlight on the human cost of wars, climate change, displacement, disease, food insecurity and forgotten crises.
It also invites members of the public to post videos and photos, and write about what they are doing to help others.
The online gateway features images from award-winning photographers such as James Nachtwey and Ron Haviv, personal accounts from conflict and disaster survivors, and a wealth of ideas for anyone looking for ways to be involved.
"We hope to generate a lot of excitement around what we do and why it matters, and encourage people to join us in taking action in their communities, and to make a difference in the lives of people around them.”
Head of communications
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
"New web portal calls on public to address serious humanitarian challenges," International Committee of the Red Cross, April 8, 2009.