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The aftermath of DR Congo floods: the Red Cross supports vulnerable families

The aftermath of DR Congo floods: the Red Cross supports vulnerable families

Towards the end of 2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) experienced floods, in two ...

Kenya: livestock farmers affected by drought receive a helping hand from the Red Cross, through a destocking exercise

Kenya: livestock farmers affected by drought receive a helping hand from the Red Cross, through a destocking exercise

As drought bites harder in Kenya, affected communities have been losing their cattle. As part ...

Zambia Red Cross Society provides assistance to over 1,000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Zambia Red Cross Society provides assistance to over 1,000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Zambia Red Cross Society volunteers have been supporting asylum seekers from the Democratic ...

Senegal: Red Cross and ECHO bring a smile back to thousands of families affected by food insecurity

Senegal: Red Cross and ECHO bring a smile back to thousands of families affected by food insecurity

It’s a bright and sunny morning in Soutouta, a remote village located in Goudiry, in Eastern ...

 “I would have never managed to overcome the difficult situation if I did not have the support from Red Cross.” – Story of Sis D

“I would have never managed to overcome the difficult situation if I did not have the support from Red Cross.” – Story of Sis D

In 2012, I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. I was in denial. Although I had previously heard ...

Kenya Red Cross Society and Partners Grow Trees for the Future

Kenya Red Cross Society and Partners Grow Trees for the Future

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), through the Sustainable Environment Restoration Programme ...


First use of a drone by Red Cross in Africa highlights scale of humanitarian situation at Uganda's border with South Sudan

One Billion Coalition

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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.

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Disaster Response in sub-Saharan Africa

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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.

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In Pictures

A look through the eyes of a camera at some of the Red Cross Red Crescent operations across sub-Saharan Africa.

 

 

Zimbabwe - Drought lingers on

Malawi - Building reslience to drought 

Somalia - Drought in Somalia

Angola - On the front lines of a yellow fever outbreak

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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.

Regional contacts

Director

Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

COUNTRY CLUSTER SUPPORT TEAMS

Central Africa - Cameroon Andrei Engstrand-Neacsu 

Eastern Africa - Kenya Getachew Ta’a

Southern Africa Lorraine Mangwiro

The Sahel - Senegal Anne LeClerc 

West Africa - Nigeria Momodou Lamin Fye 

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES

Central African Republic - Richard Hunlede

Guinea - Daniel Sayi

Liberia - Younos Abdul Karim 

Sierra Leone - Paul Jenkins

Somalia - William Babumba  

South Sudan - Dr Michael Charles

Sudan - Stefano Cordella

Media contacts

Africa region (Nairobi, Kenya)
Euloge ISHIMWE - Communications manager

Sahel office (Dakar, Senegal)

Moustapha Diallo

 

 


Latest appeals

13 January 2017
Republic of South Sudan - Complex Emergency (MDRSS003)
South Sudan - Final report
12 January 2017
Africa - Ebola Coordination and preparedness (MDR60002)
Africa regional office - Combined Operations Update No 37
12 January 2017
Guinea - Ebola Virus Disease (MDRGN007)
Guinea - Combined Operations Update 39

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