This report outlines the results of a country case study undertaken during December 2016 in Zimbabwe. It is part of a global IFRC initiative on ‘Effective law and policy for addressing gender in disaster risk management and sexual and gender-based viol …
An outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plague has killed 57 people and infected nearly 700 others in Madagascar. The Malagasy Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are responding.
The 2016 mid-year operational report for the Cluster Office states that the geographic coverage of the Cluster Office includes Cameroon, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo and Sao Tome/Principe.
As at the audit, the Office employed five national staff and one surge capacity staff from the Africa Regional Office. The Country Office is overseeing a 2016 annual budget of ~CHF1.5 million. This is the first internal audit of the Office and it was performed in May 2016.
The Ethiopian Red Cross Society is providing vulnerable communities, especially, children under five and pregnant and lactating mothers, with supplementary food, improved malnutrition screening and referral, support to community health services, improved access to safe water and hygiene promotion, and reinforce family livelihoods and coping mechanisms.
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.