Africa

GUINEA A first hand account from a volunteer, attacked while responding to the Ebola outbreak

Desire to return home hindered by ongoing conflict in Central African Republic

Ongoing conflict has destroyed the livelihoods of many with businesses in ruins and farmers ...

Health information adds to families’ wellbeing in Kenya

How the sharing of knowledge is leading to healthier babies in northern Kenya.

Displaced but determined: Red Cross volunteers lead the way in flood-stricken Malawi

Red Cross volunteers, affected by flash flooding themselves, continue to step forward to help ...

Banishing Ebola from the body, mind and soul

“Little by little, men dressed in white suits invaded my dreams,” explains Red Cross volunteer ...

Sierra Leone: Red Cross Ebola soap opera educates and engages communities

What could be a scene of an Ebola affected community is in fact the set of the Sierra Leone Red ...

Improving risk reduction in Central Africa through mutual cooperation

Red Cross and Central African States enter into memorandum of understanding

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When an Ebola outbreak was declared in Guinea in March 2014, the Red Cross Society of Guinea, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies responded immediately. Three months later, Red Cross staff and volunteers continue to play an active role in the response, ensuring people know how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of this deadly virus.

South Sudan conflict - one year on

South Sudan

It has been one year since South Sudan plunged into crisis. Millions of people have been affected and remain in serious need of basic help and services in order to survive and cope with emergencies.

With clashes continuing in several places, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is working hard to respond to the needs of people across the country.

In Crisis: Central African Republic

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In December 2013, the Central African Republic was thrown into chaos and the lives of hundreds of thousands of people forever affected when violence erupted across the country. Since then, the Central African Red Cross Society, supported by IFRC, has attempted to bring relief to some of the more than 400,000 people forced to find safety and shelter in dozens of camps for the internally displaced. 

Find out more and meet some of the people affected by this ongoing crisis, as well as the brave Red Cross volunteers who continue to risk their lives to help those in need.

Media contacts

Africa zone office (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Katherine Mueller

Central Africa regional office (Yaoundé, Cameroon)
Mirabelle Enaka

Eastern Africa regional office (Nairobi, Kenya)
Aude Galli (acting)

Sahel regional office (Dakar, Senegal)
Moustapha Diallo

Southern Africa regional office (Gaborone, Botswana)

Kathryn Seymour                                                      


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