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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) is in the grips of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak. It is unfolding in a region affected by a two decades-long conflict that has deprived millions of even the most basic needs and services. On top of this, …

23 September 2019
Emergency Appeal: Syria - floods

Heavy rains began to fall on 31 March 2019, causing the most serious flooding in the district for more than a decade. The disaster happened just before the crop harvest and lambing season and may put communities’ food security and livelihoods at risk. …

17 April 2019
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Venezuela has faced several challenges in recent years. In 2019 there is an urgent need for immediate humanitarian action to strengthen the provision of health care and other vital sectors such as water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, food safety an …

9 April 2019
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Unprecedented rainfall in March 2019 led to catastrophic flash flooding and landslides, initially in Golestan Province, and subsequently spreading further north and east. At least 23 of 31 provinces across Iran are affected and 70 deaths were reported. …

9 April 2019
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Cyclone Idai made landfall on 15 March in the city of Beira located in Central Mozambique. The cyclone wreaked havoc on Beira and its surrounding areas, resulting in significant damage and destruction to shelter and settlements, health, water and sanit …

20 March 2019
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An outbreak of measles was declared on 6 February in the National Capital and Central Luzon Regions. By 2 March, nearly 16,350 people had been infected, 261 people had died, and the disease had spread to several other regions. Babies and children are p …

19 March 2019
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Outbreaks of Ebola are threatening lives in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu and Equateur Provinces. This revised Emergency Appeal will support 800,000 of the most vulnerable people in these areas for nine months, and will also undertake p …

15 February 2019
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Thousands of vulnerable migrants are facing a cold and dangerous journey across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and are in desperate need of support. The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cre …

11 December 2018
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On 13 July, seven states across Nigeria experienced devastating floods that displaced thousands of people from their homes. The heavy rainfall continued into September, when Nigeria’s two main rivers – the Niger and the Benue – overflowed and inundated …

16 October 2018