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Red Crescent helps migrants rescued from shipping container in Libya

On Wednesday, 22 February, Khoms branch of the Libyan Red Crescent received a call. 69 migrants of different nationalities had been found inside a metal container near the city.

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Nigeria, Maiduguri, 17 February 2017. Zulaihat Usman, 30-years-old. She fled her home, in Gwoza, due to insecurity. Her father was killed in 2015, in her presence, by members of an armed group. She bursts into tears, whenever she remembers the killing of her father. She now lives in a camp of internally displaced persons in Bakassi, Maiduguri. She is a mother of four children. The Nigerian Red Cross society has been assisting her to meet her immediate needs, mainly food.

Living in the shadows of conflict

It is about 3 p.m. in Maiduguri in Nigeria’s embattled north east and the scorching afternoon sun is softened by a cool breeze. Despite another suicide bomb attack a day before which killed 11 people, there are no obvious signs of distress here, until you start talking to the residents.

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Cyclone Dineo: IFRC releases emergency funds to Zimbabwe, worst case scenario averted in Mozambique

Red Cross volunteers in Mozambique and Zimbabwe continue to respond in the aftermath of Cyclone Dineo, as the impact of the storm emerges. In Zimbabwe, heavy rain across the southern provinces has caused serious flooding affecting an estimated 50,000 people.

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