Africa

SIERRA LEONE "Ebola has challenged relationships. We have to help fix them."

Teaching amid the gunshots in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence has interrupted the schooling of hundreds of thousands of children in Central ...

South Sudan: Safe water, the number one medicine

Combining access to safe water with improved hygiene practices

Despite risk of violence, Red Cross volunteers work to prevent spread of cholera

Red Cross teams disseminate health information in an environment where misinformation can lead ...

Banishing Ebola from the body, mind and soul

“Little by little, men dressed in white suits invaded my dreams,” explains Red Cross volunteer ...

Solidarity | #WordsAgainstEbola

"I had no idea how much I would learn about solidarity from my Liberian colleagues in such a ...

My daughter and I survived Ebola. This is our story.

"My own health is better now, but I still suffer from joint pain."

Ebola response in Liberia: One year on

31 March 2015 marked one year since the deadly Ebola virus disease crossed the border from Guinea into neighbouring Liberia. In the year that has followed, the Liberian National Red Cross Society, with support from IFRC, has played a key role in helping the country move towards the eradication of the outbreak. 

Thousands of volunteers have been on the frontline daily, raising awareness, conducting safe and dignified burials, tracing those who may have come into contact with an Ebola patient, and providing much needed psychosocial support to survivors, their families, and communities. 

 

South Sudan conflict - one year on

South Sudan

In December 2013, South Sudan plunged into crisis. Ongoing violence has affected millions of people, many of whom 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

Africa zone office (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
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

Southern Africa regional office (Gaborone, Botswana)

Kathryn Seymour                                                      


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