News stories from Africa

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
Zambia: How small animal rearing is giving hope to hungry families
16 June 2016

Zambia: How small animal rearing is giving hope to hungry families

Zambia: Using goats and chickens to strengthen families' resilience to changing weather patterns
Improving mother and child health in Burkina Faso
15 June 2016

Improving mother and child health in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: improving health through small-scale interventions
Using technology to engage with communities affected by El Niño
14 June 2016

Using technology to engage with communities affected by El Niño

Kenya: How text messages can help form humanitarian response
Using music and dance to improve health in a Tanzanian refugee camp
13 June 2016

Using music and dance to improve health in a Tanzanian refugee camp

Tanzania: How music and dance help keep refugees healthy
Once upon a saga - Zambia
10 June 2016

Once upon a saga - Zambia

Once upon a saga - Zambia
Pregnant in a refugee camp
8 June 2016

Pregnant in a refugee camp

Babies abound at a Tanzania refugee camp
The connection between drought and a deadly cholera outbreak in Malawi
3 June 2016

The connection between drought and a deadly cholera outbreak in Malawi

Malawi: the connection between drought and a deadly cholera outbreak
Living with HIV and the struggle to survive Malawi drought
27 May 2016

Living with HIV and the struggle to survive Malawi drought

Malawi: Using mobile phones to help the vulnerable survive the drought
Lack of funds puts drought response at risk
26 May 2016

Lack of funds puts drought response at risk

Namibia: Lack of funding hinders response to massive drought
Feeding Ethiopia’s drought-affected families
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

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