News stories from Africa

28 July 2016

Using psychosocial support to combat future epidemics

Liberia: Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak help guide future programming
Zambia: A sigh of relief for elementary students struggling without water during dry spell
27 July 2016

Zambia: A sigh of relief for elementary students struggling without water during dry spell

Zambia: Long term investment helps provide water to communities during dry spell
Angola:  Red Cross races against time to halt yellow fever outbreak before rainy season begins
26 July 2016

Angola: Red Cross races against time to halt yellow fever outbreak before rainy season begins

It is another busy day at the ’Quilômetro trinta’ market in Viana, a municipality in Luanda Province.
Humanitarian diplomacy is not activism
25 July 2016

Humanitarian diplomacy is not activism

Malawi: Learning lessons about advocacy from the grassroots level
Once upon a saga - Angola
22 July 2016

Once upon a saga - Angola

Once upon a saga visits Angola during yellow fever outbreak
Carrying scars from the past into an uncertain future
20 July 2016

Carrying scars from the past into an uncertain future

Rwanda: A Burundi widow struggles with her new life as a refugee
Kenya: The vital role of volunteers in combating communicable diseases
19 July 2016

Kenya: The vital role of volunteers in combating communicable diseases

Kenya: Volunteers help combat disease at the community level
Malawi: Coping with hunger while living with HIV
17 July 2016

Malawi: Coping with hunger while living with HIV

Malawi: Livestock distribution helps people living with HIV cope with drought
“This year’s hunger is a hunger I have never experienced.”
13 July 2016

“This year’s hunger is a hunger I have never experienced.”

A single mother struggles to make ends meet during Malawi drought
Somalia: Drought brings drop in some diseases, increase in others
13 July 2016

Somalia: Drought brings drop in some diseases, increase in others

Effects of Somali drought not just limited to hunger - but to increase in disease
Raiseing awareness on early marriage in a Malawi village
11 July 2016

Raising awareness on early marriage in a Malawi village

Malawi: a very visual message on the dangers of early marriage
Animal bones and rusty tin cans help reduce food insecurity in Swaziland
6 July 2016

Animal bones and rusty tin cans help reduce food insecurity in Swaziland

Swaziland: Small gardens help see people through severe drought
The plight of pastoralists in drought-stricken northern Ethiopia
4 July 2016

The plight of pastoralists in drought-stricken northern Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Pastoralists worry about their future livelihoods amid ongoing drought
A text message helps families in Swaziland survive ongoing drought
29 June 2016

A text message helps families in Swaziland survive ongoing drought

Swaziland: Using mobile money to help families survive severe drought
Tanzania: Providing vital health services in a refugee camp
27 June 2016

Tanzania: Providing vital health services in a refugee camp

Tanzania: Managing the never ending need for health care at a crowded refugee camp
Once upon a saga - Malawi
24 June 2016

Once upon a saga - Malawi

One man's quest to visit every Red Cross Red Crescent on a slim budget
Red Cross fills the gaps when health care workers fall sick
22 June 2016

Red Cross fills the gaps when health care workers fall sick

Kenya: Red Cross fills the gap when health care workers fall sick
Red Cross doctor:
20 June 2016

Red Cross doctor: "Our primary goal is to save lives."

Tanzania: A never ending stream of patients for Red Cross staff at refugee camp
Once upon a saga - Zambia, day two
17 June 2016

Once upon a saga - Zambia, day two

One man's quest to visit every Red Cross and Red Crescent on a slim budget
Climate change affects Malawi’s poorest the hardest
17 June 2016

Climate change affects Malawi’s poorest the hardest

Malawi: The changing face of climate and its impact on those most in need

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