News stories from Africa

24 May 2016

Feeding Ethiopia’s drought-affected families

Ethiopia: El Niño leaves millions in need of food aid
Losing crops and livestock to extensive drought in Namibia
3 May 2016

Losing crops and livestock to extensive drought in Namibia

The challenge of keeping livestock, crops and people alive amid Namibia drought
All there is left to do is to pray for rain - The impact of drought in Namibia
26 April 2016

All there is left to do is to pray for rain - The impact of drought in Namibia

Families hope a third round of planting will reap harvests in drought-stricken Namibia
Central African Republic: Red Cross volunteers determined to combat malaria in hard to reach areas
25 April 2016

Central African Republic: Red Cross volunteers determined to combat malaria in hard to reach areas

Distributing life-saving mosquito nets amid increased insecurity
One nurse's impact on a future generation of refugees
21 April 2016

One nurse's impact on a future generation of refugees

How a chance meeting years ago is now impacting refugees in Tanzania
“Ebola is the worst enemy.” Rebuilding a business from the ground up in Sierra Leone
20 April 2016

“Ebola is the worst enemy.” Rebuilding a business from the ground up in Sierra Leone

Building back stronger business after Ebola
“Please don’t close the soup kitchen”
19 April 2016

“Please don’t close the soup kitchen”

Namibia: Red Cross feeds thousands of people affected by drought
On call with a refugee camp ambulance
14 April 2016

On call with a refugee camp ambulance

The ambulances that never stop at a Tanzania refugee camp
Red Cross volunteer uses lessons learned during Ebola to shape his future
13 April 2016

Red Cross volunteer uses lessons learned during Ebola to shape his future

A Red Cross volunteer uses lessons learned during Ebola to shape his future
Lesotho: The worst drought in a lifetime
12 April 2016

Lesotho: The worst drought in a lifetime

Lesotho: The worst drought in a lifetime
Relocated refugees look for stability amid the chaos
11 April 2016

Relocated refugees look for stability amid the chaos

Tanzania: Red Cross helps Burundian refugees settle into new homes
Choosing modern medicine over traditional healers in Ebola-affected Guinea
11 April 2016

Choosing modern medicine over traditional healers in Ebola-affected Guinea

Traditional healers lose customers due to Ebola
Body Team 12: The story of an Oscar-nominated Red Cross Ebola responder
6 April 2016

Body Team 12: The story of an Oscar-nominated Red Cross Ebola responder

How the work of a Red Cross Ebola volunteer captured the attention of Hollywood
“We don’t have anything to harvest.”
5 April 2016

“We don’t have anything to harvest.”

Hundreds of thousands of families affected by severe drought in Lesotho
The passion of a young volunteer in Guinea's Ebola response
4 April 2016

The passion of a young volunteer in Guinea's Ebola response

On the frontlines of the Ebola response, a Red Cross volunteer now signs up for recovery
The burial man with a big smile
1 April 2016

The burial man with a big smile

A Red Cross volunteer finds success after Ebola

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