News stories

Click the map to enter the regional news

23 April 2014

Central African Republic: "We're passionately humanitarian"

For many long months, the Central African Red Cross Society has been doing everything it can to assist victims of the conflict and other deadly violence in the country.
20-year old Berivan from Syria being reunited with her mother Leila and her father Raduan after of one and a half month of separation. Svetloslav Roussev (far left), chief expert of Restoring Family Links at International Department in Bulgarian Red Cross helped the family reunite.  Dimitrina Popova/ Bulgarian Red Cross
23 April 2014

Bulgaria: The Red Cross helps Syrian family reunite

Berivan and her cousins were separated from their family during the dangerous crossing from Turkey into Bulgaria. A month and a half later the Bulgarian Red Cross helped the Syrian family reunite.
Thousands will need long-term support following catastrophic flooding in the Solomon Islands
22 April 2014

Thousands will need long-term support following catastrophic flooding in the Solomon Islands

Three weeks after the worst flooding in Solomon Islands’ history, the lives of more than 50,000 people – 10 percent of the country – are still dealing with its effects.
Ebola: Facing down fear to save lives in Guinea
22 April 2014

Ebola: Facing down fear to save lives in Guinea

Red Cross volunteers overcome own fears to share prevention messages in communities
South Sudan: Where trees and rivers have become home for hundreds of thousands of displaced families
22 April 2014

South Sudan: Where trees and rivers have become home for hundreds of thousands of displaced families

The challenges of providing aid in a country still fraught with violence
Red Cross assists victims of explosion in Nigeria
21 April 2014

Red Cross assists victims of explosion in Nigeria

Volunteers provide first aid to injured on-site
Rwanda Red Cross volunteers assist the traumatized during genocide commemorations
21 April 2014

Rwanda Red Cross volunteers assist the traumatized during genocide commemorations

Twenty years on, grief lingers below the surface.
Denmark: War is recent history yet long forgotten
18 April 2014

Denmark: War is recent history yet long forgotten

A number of European National Societies are commemorating 150 years of foundation or humanitarian action in 2014, amongst them Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain. The Danish Red Cross is creating a number of events that brings war closer to the pop
Families in agonizing wait following ferry disaster in South Korea
17 April 2014

Families in agonizing wait following ferry disaster in South Korea

Dozens of Korean Red Cross volunteers provided hot meals, blankets and whatever comfort they could to families desperately waiting for news of their loved ones – most of them school students – aboard a sunken ferry in one of South Korea’s worst shipping d
Greening Kenya to address environmental sustainability and climate change
17 April 2014

Greening Kenya to address environmental sustainability and climate change

The programme will be implemented as a partnership between county governments, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and the Kenya Red Cross Society, through its network of 70,000 volunteers, active in 63 branches.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. About this site & copyright