IFRC

Benin

10 July 2009

Rainy season in West and Central Africa: the IFRC's "early warning, early action"-system in practice

The rainy season has begun in West and Central Africa and torrential rain has already caused damage in Benin, the Central African Republic and Ghana.
Cholera outbreak in West and Central Africa
2 September 2008

Cholera outbreak in West and Central Africa

Hundreds of Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers have been called up in Guinea Bissau, Congo and Benin to help people affected by cholera epidemics.
A Belgian princess opens a home for Benin's street kids
15 May 2002

A Belgian princess opens a home for Benin's street kids

It was all dancing and jubilation as the motorcade of Princess Astrid of Belgium arrived in Segbeya district of Cotonou.
25 April 2001

Meningitis sweeps sub-Saharan Africa

At least 3,500 people have died in the worst outbreak of meningoccal meningitis to sweep sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade.

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