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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.

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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.

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Katherine Mueller

Central Africa regional office (Yaoundé, Cameroon)
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Sahel regional office (Dakar, Senegal)
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Southern Africa regional office (Gaborone, Botswana)
Hansika Bhagani

Voices from the field

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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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