News stories from Africa

22 فبراير 2017

Senegal: Community screening saves young lives

A crowd of women carrying children under their arms, parades in the courtyard of the health centre of Dahra, located in the region of Louga, in the north-west of Senegal. The scene seems banal and usually happens in all health f
Millions cling on to hope as drought conditions worsen in Kenya
10 فبراير 2017

Millions cling on to hope as drought conditions worsen in Kenya

Kenya is currently facing serious drought conditions, a situation that has put about 2.7 million people at risk of hunger.
Kenya: About 2.4 million people could be food insecure by April 2017
27 يناير 2017

Kenya: About 2.4 million people could be food insecure by April 2017

Friday, 27 January 2017, Nairobi: The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has urgently appealed to all Kenyans, partners and stakeholders to help tackle the ongoing drought crisis in Kenya, which has left 12 counties at an alarm stage and 11 counties at an ale
Refugees for a second time: How the Gambian crisis reawakened the trauma of a Sierra Leonean family
25 يناير 2017

Refugees for a second time: How the Gambian crisis reawakened the trauma of a Sierra Leonean family

Hasinatu Camara’s baby boy is crying incessantly. He is certainly hungry. Camara frantically rummages through her skilfully tied up pieces of luggage, to reach for her baby’s food.
Nigerian Red Cross still in shock, four days after the loss of as many as six volunteers, and others seriously injured
21 يناير 2017

Nigerian Red Cross still in shock, four days after the loss of as many as six volunteers, and others seriously injured

As many as nine Nigerian Red Cross Society volunteers remain in critical condition and dozens of others are receiving psychological and medical care after Tuesday’s accidental military strike on a displacement camp in Nigeria’s volatile northeast.
The aftermath of DR Congo floods: the Red Cross supports vulnerable families
20 يناير 2017

The aftermath of DR Congo floods: the Red Cross supports vulnerable families

Towards the end of 2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) experienced floods, in two locations.
Kenya: livestock farmers affected by drought receive a helping hand from the Red Cross, through a destocking exercise
19 يناير 2017

Kenya: livestock farmers affected by drought receive a helping hand from the Red Cross, through a destocking exercise

As drought bites harder in Kenya, affected communities have been losing their cattle. As part of its response, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has embarked on an exercise that aims to destock weak cattle by buying cows, goats and sheep from willing pas
Zambia Red Cross Society provides assistance to over 1,000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
18 يناير 2017

Zambia Red Cross Society provides assistance to over 1,000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Zambia Red Cross Society volunteers have been supporting asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - since they arrived in late December 2016, until they began to be repatriated, in early January 2017.
Senegal: Red Cross and ECHO bring a smile back to thousands of families affected by food insecurity
1 ديسمبر 2016

Senegal: Red Cross and ECHO bring a smile back to thousands of families affected by food insecurity

It’s a bright and sunny morning in Soutouta, a remote village located in Goudiry, in Eastern Senegal. Usually calm at that time of the day, the public square of the village is now bustling and full of people, all waiting patiently in line for their food v
 “I would have never managed to overcome the difficult situation if I did not have the support from Red Cross.” – Story of Sis D
30 نوفمبر 2016

“I would have never managed to overcome the difficult situation if I did not have the support from Red Cross.” – Story of Sis D

In 2012, I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. I was in denial. Although I had previously heard about, I never thought I would get infected with it. I blamed my husband because he was on TB medication at the time, but was not taking his treatment seriously.
Kenya Red Cross Society and Partners Grow Trees for the Future
17 نوفمبر 2016

Kenya Red Cross Society and Partners Grow Trees for the Future

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), through the Sustainable Environment Restoration Programme (SERP), mobilised community members and humanitarian agencies -- including the UNHCR, to plant a total of 12,500 indigenous tree seedlings, on a refugee camp ‘IF
Kenya Red Cross Society named second biggest brand in East Africa
17 نوفمبر 2016

Kenya Red Cross Society named second biggest brand in East Africa

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was awarded the second position in the 2015/2016 Super Brand East Africa tribute event held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Emergency simulation exercise prepares Zambia Red Cross and its partners in emergency response
28 أكتوبر 2016

Emergency simulation exercise prepares Zambia Red Cross and its partners in emergency response

Lwindi is one of more than 60 traditional ceremonies in Zambia, in which the Tonga people from the south of the country celebrate the arrival of the rainy season. Beer is brewed and animals are slaughtered for the people, and their ancestral spirits, to c
Cameroon Red Cross response team provides emergency support following train accident
23 أكتوبر 2016

Cameroon Red Cross response team provides emergency support following train accident

At least 70 people were killed on Friday when a packed passenger train derailed in central Cameroon. The Cameroon Red Cross was on the scene within hours providing first aid and psycho-social support to victims of the crash.
Launch of the 2016 World Disasters report in Senegal: A strengthened partnership to produce future resilience
18 أكتوبر 2016

Launch of the 2016 World Disasters report in Senegal: A strengthened partnership to produce future resilience

“Never the world has known so much suffering since the Second World War. The number of people forced to leave or flee their homes due to insecurity, lack of sources of income, difficulties in accessing housing, to feed or take care of their families. No o
"The teenagers do not know how serious a cyclone can be,” Story from one man’s journey to Mauritius as part of his quest to visit 190 countries Torbjørn C. Pedersen, a goodwill ambassador with the Danish Red Cross, is currently travelling the world, aiming to visit all 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Travelling on a budget of just $20 USD per day, Thor is undertaking his journe
“In the Seychelles, the Red Cross is always present.” One man’s journey to Seychelles as part of his quest to visit 190 countries
18 أكتوبر 2016

“In the Seychelles, the Red Cross is always present.” One man’s journey to Seychelles as part of his quest to visit 190 countries

Torbjørn C. Pedersen, a goodwill ambassador with the Danish Red Cross, is currently travelling the world, aiming to visit all 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Travelling on a budget of just $20 USD per day, Thor is undertaking his journe
Mozambique: Red Cross equipping villagers for planting season following prolonged drought
4 أكتوبر 2016

Mozambique: Red Cross equipping villagers for planting season following prolonged drought

In the dappled shade of a broad limbed tree in the village of Changanine in the Chibote district of southern Mozambique, several dozen villagers wait patiently through the midday heat.
Mozambique: Surviving on indigestible roots
4 أكتوبر 2016

Mozambique: Surviving on indigestible roots

In her crumbling mud-built home in the village of Chichongole, Mozambique, Maria Mabunda slowly stirs a meagre red paste at the bottom of her smoke-blackened cooking pot. It’s not much for a family of seven, but after two years of failed rains, ...
Maintaining zero Ebola infections through communication with affected communities
30 سبتمبر 2016

Maintaining zero Ebola infections through communication with affected communities

When the Ebola virus disease erupted in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, Gambians considered the outbreak as a distant cry until six months later when it struck neighbouring Senegal and Mali.
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