EBOLA IN MALI Containing the outbreak; preparing for the worst

Children hardest hit by ongoing violence in Central African Republic

Amid the ongoing conflict, children are dropping out of school and often take on the duties ...

Botswana: Standing in solidarity with West Africa in the fight against Ebola

The Government of Botswana has donated 15 vehicles to support the Red Cross fight against Ebola

Creating better lives for tomorrow in Lesotho

I had lost my father, who was the only breadwinner in the family in 2002.

Sierra Leone: Showing solidarity as Ebola hits new districts

Kono district is the latest Ebola hotspot in Sierra Leone

Mali: Red Cross scales up response efforts following confirmed Ebola case

In late October, Mali became the fifth country in West Africa to confirm a case of the Ebola ...

Ebola: ‘Nothing can prepare you for the look in a patient’s eyes’

There’s no such thing as a good day when you’re treating Ebola patients

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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.

Profile of a National Society: Cameroon Red Cross Society





Created on 30 April 1960, the Cameroon Red Cross Society was recognized by the government on 9 January 1963, and by IFRC in August that same year. The National Society has a strong volunteer base across the country which responds to conflicts and natural disasters, supporting the most vulnerable populations with their basic needs.

The National Society has also established itself as a trusted partner in the fight to eradicate polio. During a recent immunization campaign, the Cameroon Red Cross mobilized 670 volunteers to conduct mass awareness campaigns and to engage community leaders to encourage reluctant families to have their children vaccinated.

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)
Hansika Bhagani

Voices from the field

Read personal accounts from Red Cross and Red Crescent employees implementing projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

Ebola: ‘Nothing can prepare you for the look in a patient’s eyes’

Living the new normal in South Sudan

Paying tribute to a valiant Red Cross volunteer

Your link to African Red Cross Red Crescent Societies

There are 49 African National Societies in the IFRC Africa zone, all in sub-Saharan Africa. Find a list and contact details here.

The 5 Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in northern Africa, are part of the IFRC Middle East and North Africa zone. Find a list and contact details here.

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