Africa

WEST AFRICA One year on: Using words to end Ebola

"I cannot abandon my work now." The determination of a Red Cross volunteer to rid Guinea of Ebola, despite being stigmatized

Siaka Tounkara has been kicked out of his house for being part of the Red Cross Ebola response team

An Ebola widow struggles to cope with her loss

A mother of five suffers stigma and depression after losing her husband to Ebola

"When I fell ill, I knew it was different from previous colds I have had in the past."

Ebola survivor Mustapha Mambu says the future looks grim in Sierra Leone

Banishing Ebola from the body, mind and soul

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

Using dialogue to help stem the stigma that haunts Ebola survivors

Tenneh Kamara survived Ebola only to be ostracized by her community upon returning home.

Helping Ebola survivors survive in Sierra Leone

The Red Cross is distributing 2,000 kits to help Ebola survivors restart their lives.

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One year after the Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Guinea, fear and misinformation about the virus continue to hinder response efforts aimed at bringing the outbreak to an end.

Through continued engagement with community and religious leaders, the Red Cross Society of Guinea, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is succeeding in making once-resistant communities more welcoming to support. 

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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