News stories from Africa

23 April 2014

Central African Republic: "We're passionately humanitarian"

For many long months, the Central African Red Cross Society has been doing everything it can to assist victims of the conflict and other deadly violence in the country.
Ebola: Facing down fear to save lives in Guinea
22 April 2014

Ebola: Facing down fear to save lives in Guinea

Red Cross volunteers overcome own fears to share prevention messages in communities
South Sudan: Where trees and rivers have become home for hundreds of thousands of displaced families
22 April 2014

South Sudan: Where trees and rivers have become home for hundreds of thousands of displaced families

The challenges of providing aid in a country still fraught with violence
Red Cross assists victims of explosion in Nigeria
21 April 2014

Red Cross assists victims of explosion in Nigeria

Volunteers provide first aid to injured on-site
Rwanda Red Cross volunteers assist the traumatized during genocide commemorations
21 April 2014

Rwanda Red Cross volunteers assist the traumatized during genocide commemorations

Twenty years on, grief lingers below the surface.
Greening Kenya to address environmental sustainability and climate change
17 April 2014

Greening Kenya to address environmental sustainability and climate change

The programme will be implemented as a partnership between county governments, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and the Kenya Red Cross Society, through its network of 70,000 volunteers, active in 63 branches.
Access to medical care in Central African Republic: a major challenge for the internally displaced
17 April 2014

Access to medical care in Central African Republic: a major challenge for the internally displaced

Urgent support is needed to help those caught up in the country's conflict
Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
15 April 2014

Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The Red Cross launches emergency operations in countries not yet affected by the Ebola outbreak
Volunteers on the front lines in Uganda refugee camps
15 April 2014

Volunteers on the front lines in Uganda refugee camps

With 700 South Sudanese crossing into Uganda daily, Red Cross volunteers are kept busy.
1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard
14 April 2014

1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard

A Red Cross employee recalls his time in Rwanda 20 years ago
Building resilience in South Sudan: a female farmer’s success story
10 April 2014

Building resilience in South Sudan: a female farmer’s success story

Canadian Red Cross teaches farmers improved agricultural techniques
Food rations save lives in Namibia
10 April 2014

Food rations save lives in Namibia

The Red Cross uses cash transfers and food rations to support drought affected farmers
Ethiopia: Red Cross trains South Sudanese refugees
8 April 2014

Ethiopia: Red Cross trains South Sudanese refugees

Engaging refugees to reduce the risk of disease outbreak
Joy as a refugee family is reunited in Uganda
7 April 2014

Joy as a refugee family is reunited in Uganda

Using mobile technology to reconnect families separated by violence
20 years of transformation for individuals, communities and the country
5 April 2014

20 years of transformation for individuals, communities and the country

Rwandans look to the future but remember the past
Picking up the pieces: one man’s hopes for his family
2 April 2014

Picking up the pieces: one man’s hopes for his family

A refugee from South Sudan looks to establish a co-op with other refugees in Uganda
Battling fear and stigma over Ebola in West Africa
1 April 2014

Battling fear and stigma over Ebola in West Africa

Red Cross volunteers help stem panic in communities.
Trading sexual favours for food and school fees in Zimbabwe
28 March 2014

Trading sexual favours for food and school fees in Zimbabwe

The lengths people are going to, to keep themselves fed during lean times.
Support ramps up in South Africa as TB awareness month draws to a close
28 March 2014

Support ramps up in South Africa as TB awareness month draws to a close

Helping to reduce the stigma of being diagnosed with TB.
The new normal in South Sudan
28 March 2014

The new normal in South Sudan

Adjusting to life in the midst of ongoing violence

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