News stories from Africa

24 April 2015

World Malaria Day: Red Cross and partners continue the battle against the number one killer in the Central African Republic

A Global Fund grant means quicker access to malaria test results for anxious parents
24 April 2015

"All we are asking is for assured security so we can return home."

Hashita and her six children are still living in a camp, more than one year after violence forced them from their home in Central African Republic.
The personal dilemma of going home to northeast Nigeria
23 April 2015

The personal dilemma of going home to northeast Nigeria

Families displaced by violence hesitate to return home, afraid of what they will find.
I am an Ebola nurse. I am also an Ebola survivor. This is my story.
21 April 2015

I am an Ebola nurse. I am also an Ebola survivor. This is my story.

"12 of us contracted the sickness and only two of us survived. I am coping much better now."
Refugees become Red Cross volunteers in Ethiopia
20 April 2015

Refugees become Red Cross volunteers in Ethiopia

South Sudanese take a hand in improving their living conditions.
Despite risk of violence, Red Cross volunteers work to prevent spread of cholera
15 April 2015

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 to violence
My daughter and I survived Ebola. This is our story.
14 April 2015

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

"My own health is better now, but I still suffer from joint pain."
“Ebola has challenged and broken relationships. We have to help fix them.”
9 April 2015

“Ebola has challenged and broken relationships. We have to help fix them.”

Cherner B. Kamara provides psychosocial support to Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone
Teaching amid the gunshots in Central African Republic
9 April 2015

Teaching amid the gunshots in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence has interrupted the schooling of hundreds of thousands of children in Central African Republic
I am an Ebola nurse. This is my story.
7 April 2015

I am an Ebola nurse. This is my story.

"I joined the Red Cross because I want to help my people."
Staying vigilant against Ebola
6 April 2015

Staying vigilant against Ebola

Responders warn against complacency in midst of declining Ebola case.
Solidarity | #WordsAgainstEbola
31 March 2015

Solidarity | #WordsAgainstEbola

"I had no idea how much I would learn about solidarity from my Liberian colleagues in such a short time."
Nigeria Red Cross prepares for country's general election
28 March 2015

Nigeria Red Cross prepares for country's general election

Thousands of volunteers receive refresher first-aid training
Standing up to stigma by supporting others with multi drug-resistant tuberculosis
24 March 2015

Standing up to stigma by supporting others with multi drug-resistant tuberculosis

Siphokazi Kosopi suffered intense discrimination after she was diagnosed with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
South Sudan: Safe water, the number one medicine
23 March 2015

South Sudan: Safe water, the number one medicine

Combining access to safe water with improved hygiene practices
An Ebola widow struggles to cope with her loss
23 March 2015

An Ebola widow struggles to cope with her loss

A mother of five suffers stigma and depression after losing her husband to Ebola
23 March 2015

"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
Using dialogue to help stem the stigma that haunts Ebola survivors
23 March 2015

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
23 March 2015

Helping Ebola survivors survive in Sierra Leone

The Red Cross is distributing 2,000 kits to help Ebola survivors restart their lives.
23 March 2015

"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

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