By Rosemary Nalisa, Namibia Red Cross Society Bience Gawanas is the fourth child in a family of 11. She lost four of her siblings in very difficult circumstances. Her eldest brother was murdered in 1974, during Namibia’s politically turbulent years. Th …

The IFRC’s Africa regional office works in support of 49 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in sub-Saharan Africa. Through its country cluster support teams and country offices, it provides coordination, financial, and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

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By Osman Mohamed Osman Today, the world is painted red. February 14, the 45th day of the Gregorian calendar, is Valentine’s Day where love is shared around the globe. As the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, we witness this every day. In the harrowi …

14 February 2018

Written by Millicent WANGUI Even in the age of online media, radio has remained the medium that reaches the widest audience in Africa. This makes radio a critical tool for our work at the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It links us with the rural and remot …

13 February 2018

The capital city of Windhoek is on high alert after an outbreak of Hepatitis E that has claimed three lives, while 554 people are undergoing treatment.

9 February 2018

A programme in the Central African Republic highlights the complexities – and opportunities – of working in fragile settings.

26 January 2018
A dark-skinned woman in a green headscarf is looking at the camera. She is accompanied by two children under the age of six.

The IFRC is working with the Somalia Red Crescent Society and global partners to bring support and relief to communities affected by drought and hunger in Somaliland.

19 January 2018

National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies across Africa are set to improve the way they work with people affected by disasters, thanks to a newly trained team of community engagement and accountability (CEA) specialists who are ready to be deployed whenever and wherever needed.

18 December 2017

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Hunger in East and Central Africa

Millions of people in East and Central Africa are facing a severe food crisis. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding to bring life-saving support to the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities.