News stories from Africa

19 August 2016

Simply indispensable: Angola Red Cross responds to yellow fever outbreak

With one of the largest mass yellow fever vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa underway in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week, Red Cross volunteers are donning the familiar red vests and fanning out across both countries
Mali: Rebuilding lives affected by years of insecurity
15 August 2016

Mali: Rebuilding lives affected by years of insecurity

Mali: Using goats to strengthen resilience in conflict areas
Malawi: Promoting self-reliance to ongoing drought through grassroots lending scheme
15 August 2016

Malawi: Promoting self-reliance to ongoing drought through grassroots lending scheme

Malawi: Long term investment pays dividends during drought
Can the sun cause malaria? Red Cross volunteers strive to dispel traditional beliefs in Côte d’Ivoire
11 August 2016

Can the sun cause malaria? Red Cross volunteers strive to dispel traditional beliefs in Côte d’Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire: Using the power of radio to dispel beliefs and misperceptions
Investing in prevention for better management and control of vector-borne disease outbreaks
9 August 2016

Investing in prevention for better management and control of vector-borne disease outbreaks

Training front line responders following outbreaks of yellow fever
Fighting chikungunya disease in northeastern Kenya
8 August 2016

Fighting chikungunya disease in northeastern Kenya

Kenya: Combating a lesser known mosquito-borne disease through community awareness
Zimbabwe: Curbing hunger through mobile technology
8 August 2016

Zimbabwe: Curbing hunger through mobile technology

"Being given cash, gives me a choice." Surviving drought with dignity in Zimbabwe
Once upon a saga - Madagascar
5 August 2016

Once upon a saga - Madagascar

Once upon a saga - Fighting the plague in Madagascar
“Psychosocial support is the most challenging work.” A volunteer’s devotion to helping Burundian refugees
4 August 2016

“Psychosocial support is the most challenging work.” A volunteer’s devotion to helping Burundian refugees

Rwanda: The power of listening helps refugees cope with trauma
Malawi: Red Cross volunteer advocates for children in his village
3 August 2016

Malawi: Red Cross volunteer advocates for children in his village

Malawi: Getting kids back into school and keeping them there
Kenya: Concerted effort to fight cholera shows significant success
1 August 2016

Kenya: Concerted effort to fight cholera shows significant success

Kenya: Behaviour change helps curb cholera outbreak
Once upon a saga – Comoros
29 July 2016

Once upon a saga – Comoros

Once upon a saga - Comoros
Using psychosocial support to combat future epidemics
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

Angola: Red Cross on the frontlines of yellow fever response
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

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