Torrential rain caused mudslides and flooding on the outskirts of Freetown on 14 August, killing more than 480 people and destroying or damaging several communities in Racecourse, Regent and Lumley.
The Sudanese Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are supporting South Sudanese refugees who have ed con ict and famine in their country. An appeal has been launched to fund interventions in health, water, sanitation, hygiene, and emergency shelter.
Ethiopia faces a serious food crisis after consecutive rain failures in 2015, combined with erratic El Niño weather conditions. In the past two years, almost every part of Ethiopia has experienced below average rainfall.
Drought has swept across Kenya’s coastal and semi-arid regions in the north and north-east following two consecutive failed seasonal rains in 2016, doubling the number of foodinsecure people to 2.7 million, especially in pastoral areas.
Somalia is on the cusp of a humanitarian catastrophe. Drought has driven food insecurity to crisis levels across the country. People are being forced to sell or abandon the livestock they depend on for their livelihoods. Respiratory and acute diarrhoeal diseases are increasing alongside rising malnutrition levels among children.
During the Regional Training Workshop on “Youth Engagement in the Field of Drug Abuse ” held in Malindi, Kenya from 8th to 12th May 2017, we the youth volunteers of RC/RC from Kenya, South Africa, Seychelles NSs became aware of the importance of engaging ourselves in the drug abuse issue that all the countries in the world are facing.
This review presents a perspective on what the outcomes of the 8th Pan-African Conference mean for African National Societies.
A participatory video evaluation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) project was carried out in the community of Bitilinyu. It aimed at engaging and empowering the participating communities to identify, highlight and video document in their own way and perspective their own stories of change.
A participatory video evaluation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) project was carried out in the community of Ndaleta. It aimed at engaging and empowering the participating communities to identify, highlight and video document in their own way and perspective their own stories of change.
In the Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania, volunteers with the Tanzania Red Cross Society are using music, dance and house-to-house visits to share critical health information, such as malaria and cholera prevention, hygiene promotion, and the availability of health care services to pregnant mothers.