Africa

MALAWI Appealing for help as flooding leaves thousands homeless

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 ...

Burying Ebola’s victims with dignity: If we don’t do it, who will?

Mamadi Kourouma, a volunteer with the Red Cross Society of Guinea, is extremely busy this morning

Creating better lives for tomorrow in Lesotho

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

Kono District: Newest Ebola hotspot in Sierra Leone

Red Cross teams descend on Kono, in an attempt to halt the spike in cases.

Easing the distress of communities reeling from the Ebola outbreak

We were close. Since he died, I have not been myself. I can't sleep.

Meet Alfouseyni Dicko, a Red Cross volunteer who traced and identified an Ebola case in Mali

Alfouseyni Dicko is married with four children and has been on the front lines of crises in ...

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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.

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.

Media contacts

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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

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