THE SAHEL Food insecurity - an unfolding silent tragedy

The path from beneficiary to Red Cross champion in Mozambique

Following deadly floods, Abel Augusto was spurred into action to help his community

Using solar power to beat Ebola

Spreading Ebola protection messages via sun powered radios

I lost my son during the storms

Rebuilding in Tanzania with the help of the Red Cross

Starting again after the floods in Zimbabwe

Heavy seasonal rainfall across southern Africa resulted in widespread flooding in January 2015. ...

Rain and more rain but not a drop of clean water for vulnerable populations

With water sources damaged, families resort to using raw water, putting themselves at risk of ...

Better than pen and paper: innovative software improves disaster response in Tanzania

Using mobile phones to determine the effectiveness of aid relief

Strengthening Sierra Leone's health care system, post-Ebola

Voices to Action

Voices to Action

Crisis, disaster, conflict and violence affect thousands of people on every continent, every day. In the face of these humanitarian challenges, community-driven solutions are sustainable solutions.

In December, Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders will meet with governments from 194 countries at their 32nd International Conference, to discuss current and future action in addressing humanitarian challenges.

Voices to Action, an International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement initiative, aims to bring community voices to the International Conference – ensuring global discussions reflect local needs. 

Your voice can help shape the future of your community. What do you and your family need so your community is better prepared for future humanitarian challenges? How can we better address humanitarian challenges, today and in the future? 

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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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