Africa

SIERRA LEONE Using information to end Ebola

Ebola orphans and survivors need ongoing help

"No one wants to employ us because we had Ebola."

“If I don’t do it, who will?”

"I believe Sierra Leoneans should be the ones assisting their fellow Sierra Leoneans to bury ...

South Sudan Red Cross mobilizes volunteers to combat cholera in Juba

South Sudan is currently battling a cholera outbreak that has led to 34 deaths. South Sudan Red ...

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In April 2015, thousands of Burundians began fleeing to neighbouring countries, following the...

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South Sudan conflict - one year on

South Sudan

In December 2013, South Sudan plunged into crisis. Ongoing violence has affected millions of people, many of whom 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.

Burundi and regional crisis

Pre-election violence in Burundi has resulted in more than 120,000 people seeking safety in neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. 

The situation is most dire in Tanzania where most of the refugees are choosing to settle. Visit www.ifrc.org/burundi-crisis for more information on the Red Cross response.

Media contacts

Africa zone office (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Katherine Mueller

Ebola regional coordination (Accra, Ghana)

Corinne Ambler                            

Central Africa regional office (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Mirabelle Enaka

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

Southern Africa regional office (Gaborone, Botswana)

Kathryn Seymour                                                      


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