NAMIBIA Families rely on food aid during extreme drought

Central African Republic: the struggle to find missing family amid increased insecurity

The challenges of accessing inaccessible villages amid insecurity

Building a network of African humanitarians

African National Societies come to the aid of eachother in times of crisis.

A new roof and hope for an Ebola-ravaged family

Red Cross provides emotional support to traumatized families

Hungry and living with HIV/AIDS

Amid food insecurity, those living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe suffer greatly

Risky sanitation = risk of cholera in South Sudan

In May 2015, increasing numbers of cases of cholera were being reported across Juba County in Sou...

Building resilience in Sierra Leone through community-based initiatives

In light of the Ebola outbreak, the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, with the support of the IFRC, has trained 2,000 community volunteers to be its eyes and ears on the ground. These volunteers report immediately when they see someone who is sick, allowing for a much quicker response should new cases surface. The Community Event-Based Surveillance project is also an investment in the future as the volunteers will act as early warning systems to alert communities about disease outbreaks or natural disasters.

32nd International Conference


From 8 - 10 December 2015, representatives from nearly every government in the world, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and partner organizations are gathering in Geneva for the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

The International Conference is a unique global forum bringing together the States Parties to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including the 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, their International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with its specific mandate established under the Geneva Conventions.

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Life Beyond Ebola

LBE Liberia

Since March 2014, Ebola has ravaged families and communities across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Despite the quarantines, loss of livelihoods, and decimated health care systems, life is continuing beyond Ebola. Meet and support those who are living Life Beyond Ebola

Media contacts

Africa region (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Katherine Mueller

Sahel office (Dakar, Senegal)

Moustapha Diallo

Central African Republic

Nelly Muluka

Ebola operations - Guinea

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