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Senegal: Community screening saves young lives

Senegal: Community screening saves young lives

A crowd of women carrying children under their arms, parades in the courtyard of the health ...

Millions cling on to hope as drought conditions worsen in Kenya

Millions cling on to hope as drought conditions worsen in Kenya

Kenya is currently facing serious drought conditions, a situation that has put about 2.7 ...

Kenya: About 2.4 million people could be food insecure by April 2017

Kenya: About 2.4 million people could be food insecure by April 2017

Friday, 27 January 2017, Nairobi: The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has urgently appealed to ...

Refugees for a second time: How the Gambian crisis reawakened the trauma of a Sierra Leonean family

Refugees for a second time: How the Gambian crisis reawakened the trauma of a Sierra Leonean family

Hasinatu Camara’s baby boy is crying incessantly. He is certainly hungry. Camara frantically ...

Nigerian Red Cross still in shock, four days after the loss of as many as six volunteers, and others seriously injured

Nigerian Red Cross still in shock, four days after the loss of as many as six volunteers, and others seriously injured

As many as nine Nigerian Red Cross Society volunteers remain in critical condition and dozens ...

The aftermath of DR Congo floods: the Red Cross supports vulnerable families

The aftermath of DR Congo floods: the Red Cross supports vulnerable families

Towards the end of 2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) experienced floods, in two ...


First use of a drone by Red Cross in Africa highlights scale of humanitarian situation at Uganda's border with South Sudan

One Billion Coalition

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The One Billion Coalition is a transformative initiative to scale-up community and civic action to strengthen individual and community capacity to thrive in the face of adversity. The goal is that by 2025, at least one billion people around the world will have taken active steps to become safer, healthier, and more prosperous.

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Disaster Response in sub-Saharan Africa

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Red Cross Red Crescent teams in Africa responded to 63 emergencies in 2015, some of them large scale, others away from the public eye. 

In many cases, peer-to-peer support is provided between African National Societies, through response tools such as Regional Disaster Response Teams.

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In Pictures

A look through the eyes of a camera at some of the Red Cross Red Crescent operations across sub-Saharan Africa.

 

 

Zimbabwe - Drought lingers on

Malawi - Building reslience to drought 

Somalia - Drought in Somalia

Angola - On the front lines of a yellow fever outbreak

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The Africa region

The IFRC's Africa regional office works in support of 49 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in sub-Saharan Africa. Through its country cluster support teams and country offices, it provides coordination, financial, and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

Regional contacts

Director

Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

COUNTRY CLUSTER SUPPORT TEAMS

Central Africa - Cameroon Andrei Engstrand-Neacsu 

Eastern Africa - Kenya Getachew Ta’a

Southern Africa Lorraine Mangwiro

The Sahel - Senegal Anne LeClerc 

West Africa - Nigeria Momodou Lamin Fye 

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES

Central African Republic - Richard Hunlede

Guinea - Daniel Sayi

Liberia - Younos Abdul Karim 

Sierra Leone - Paul Jenkins

Somalia - William Babumba  

South Sudan - Dr Michael Charles

Sudan - Stefano Cordella

Media contacts

Africa region (Nairobi, Kenya)
Euloge ISHIMWE - Communications manager

Sahel office (Dakar, Senegal)

Moustapha Diallo

 

 


Latest appeals

24 March 2017
Namibia - Floods (MDRNA010)
Namibia - DREF Operation
24 March 2017
Ethiopia - Drought (MDRET016)
Ethiopia - Emergency Appeal Revision 2
21 March 2017
Malawi - Food Insecurity (MDRMW012)
Malawi - Operations Update No. 6

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