News stories from Africa

28 July 2015

Keeping Ebola at bay along West African borders

Red Cross steps up cross border surveillance and monitoring
27 July 2015

"Most parents would rather have their daughters become prostitutes than work in an Ebola burial team."

"I will do this work with caution to restore the pride of women and break the chain of transmission.”
“I am sick and lonely. I miss my children.”
22 July 2015

“I am sick and lonely. I miss my children.”

Ongoing conflict keeps families apart for close to two years
‘Do it safely or don’t do it at all.’
20 July 2015

‘Do it safely or don’t do it at all.’

"When I realized Ebola had affected more women and children than men, I became more motivated to serve."
Ebola orphans and survivors need ongoing help
14 July 2015

Ebola orphans and survivors need ongoing help

"No one wants to employ us because we had Ebola."
“If I don’t do it, who will?”
13 July 2015

“If I don’t do it, who will?”

"I believe Sierra Leoneans should be the ones assisting their fellow Sierra Leoneans to bury their dead loved ones."
South Sudan Red Cross mobilizes volunteers to combat cholera in Juba
10 July 2015

South Sudan Red Cross mobilizes volunteers to combat cholera in Juba

South Sudan is currently battling a cholera outbreak that has led to 34 deaths. South Sudan Red Cross volunteers are working hard to take cholera prevention messages house-to-house and refer patients suffering diarrhoea symptoms to treatment centres.
Conflict, lack of food, and homelessness: a potentially deadly concoction for the HIV-positive in Central African Republic
8 July 2015

Conflict, lack of food, and homelessness: a potentially deadly concoction for the HIV-positive in Central African Republic

A Global Fund grant allows the Red Cross to reach those most in need
Liberia: Building back stronger communities after Ebola
7 July 2015

Liberia: Building back stronger communities after Ebola

The Red Cross takes steps to address the hardships faced by families following the deadly outbreak
“Why should it be a crime to volunteer on the Safe and Dignified Burial team?”
6 July 2015

“Why should it be a crime to volunteer on the Safe and Dignified Burial team?”

How women are helping end Ebola in Sierra Leone
Information kiosks - a one stop shop for the prevention of Ebola and other outbreaks as Sierra Leone looks toward recovery
30 June 2015

Information kiosks - a one stop shop for the prevention of Ebola and other outbreaks as Sierra Leone looks toward recovery

Red Cross recovery plans aim to help people become more aware of disease prevention
Helping Burundian refugees through the skilful act of listening
25 June 2015

Helping Burundian refugees through the skilful act of listening

Red Cross families leave their own behind to help others in desperate need
Two families struggling to survive as refugees in Tanzania
23 June 2015

Two families struggling to survive as refugees in Tanzania

"This is already my third time fleeing my home country."
“With my vegetable garden, I am now able to support my family.”
22 June 2015

“With my vegetable garden, I am now able to support my family.”

A Zambia father uses newly acquired disaster preparedness skills to protect his family from drought.
“It’s in our blood to help.” Tanzania Red Cross volunteers answer the call to help Burundian refugees
20 June 2015

“It’s in our blood to help.” Tanzania Red Cross volunteers answer the call to help Burundian refugees

Working round the clock to ensure those most vulnerable receive the support they deserve
Fleeing home once more – families flee Burundi in search of safety
9 June 2015

Fleeing home once more – families flee Burundi in search of safety

After one month on the road, Burundian refugees arrive in Tanzania, exhausted, hungry, and many of them, sick.
“We built the cholera clinic in one day.”
8 June 2015

“We built the cholera clinic in one day.”

Tanzania Red Cross assists Burundian refugees suffering from the potentially deadly disease.
Returning to Tanzania, again, as a refugee
2 June 2015

Returning to Tanzania, again, as a refugee

One family's flight to safety.
Helping Ebola responders in Sierra Leone cope with the emotional impact of their jobs
29 May 2015

Helping Ebola responders in Sierra Leone cope with the emotional impact of their jobs

A Q&A on the importance of psychological first aid
Red Cross ambulance driver and Ebola survivor vows to continue the fight in Guinea
29 May 2015

Red Cross ambulance driver and Ebola survivor vows to continue the fight in Guinea

“I fought against Ebola so I could prove wrong my family members who were opposed to this work."

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