SOMALIA Realities of drought hit Somalia hard

“We don’t have anything to harvest.”

Hundreds of thousands of families affected by severe drought in Lesotho

One nurse's impact on a future generation of refugees

How a chance meeting years ago is now impacting refugees in Tanzania

“Please don’t close the soup kitchen”

Namibia: Red Cross feeds thousands of people affected by drought

Recovering from Ebola, two years on

One Billion Coalition


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.

Disaster Response in sub-Saharan Africa

Colour Box 2 photo

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.

Life Beyond Ebola

LBE Sierra Leone

It has been two years since the Ebola outbreak was confirmed in West Africa. Despite quarantines, loss of livelihoods, and decimated health care systems, life is continuing beyond Ebola. Meet and support those who are living Life Beyond Ebola

Ebola microsite

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.

Media contacts

Africa region (Nairobi, Kenya)
Katherine Mueller

Sahel office (Dakar, Senegal)

Moustapha Diallo

Central African Republic

Nelly Muluka

Ebola operations - Guinea

Mirabelle Enaka


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. About this site & copyright