News stories from Africa

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."
“Suddenly, the wall where my wife was taking shelter caved in.”
28 May 2015

“Suddenly, the wall where my wife was taking shelter caved in.”

Recent heavy rains and storms changed the life of Etienne forever.
 Evacuated from Sierra Leone and the boy I can’t forget
28 May 2015

Evacuated from Sierra Leone and the boy I can’t forget

"I can't stop thinking about Musa."
Red Cross helps Liberian children return to school following Ebola outbreak
28 May 2015

Red Cross helps Liberian children return to school following Ebola outbreak

Ensuring Ebola preventative measures continue inside the classroom
Saadi Juma - Volunteer, Tanzania Red Cross Society
28 May 2015

Saadi Juma - Volunteer, Tanzania Red Cross Society

"When I saw that people were suffering, I knew that I needed to help."
Mauredi Nathondi - Volunteer, Tanzania Red Cross Society
28 May 2015

Mauredi Nathondi - Volunteer, Tanzania Red Cross Society

Mauredi is part of an active and enthusiastic first aid team
As families flee Burundi, Rwandan Red Cross welcomes them with food and first aid
27 May 2015

As families flee Burundi, Rwandan Red Cross welcomes them with food and first aid

Not far from the border, Rwanda Red Cross volunteers wait to welcome another influx of refugees.
Burundian refugees wait anxiously for their journey to safety to be over
26 May 2015

Burundian refugees wait anxiously for their journey to safety to be over

Red Cross volunteers in Tanzania assist refugees every step of the way.
“I miss my dad.” A young Ebola survivor talks about life after beating the deadly disease
25 May 2015

“I miss my dad.” A young Ebola survivor talks about life after beating the deadly disease

When I am sad, people say I must be strong, study and become a good lawyer. My dad will be proud.
Somalia: Meeting maternal and child health needs in a complex operating environment
18 May 2015

Somalia: Meeting maternal and child health needs in a complex operating environment

About two months ago a teenage girl committed suicide. She was pregnant. Pregnancy before marriage is not acceptable in this society.
Guinea: Enhanced community engagement to bring the Ebola outbreak to an end
14 May 2015

Guinea: Enhanced community engagement to bring the Ebola outbreak to an end

Strengthened beneficiary communications helps reduce community resistance to Red Cross responders

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