The sound of heavy rain and the frightened screams of young children tore through the night and jolted Shahghul awake from his sleep. It was a wake-up call everyone dreaded.
Ten million people in Afghanistan – more than a quarter of its population – face severe acute food insecurity and need urgent help after floods and drought, say the Afghan Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Women and children affected by one of the worst droughts in Pakistan’s recent history are now also at risk from disease and malnutrition, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.
In 2018, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent responded to 34 emergencies in 22 countries across Africa where millions were affected by natural disasters, epidemics, population movement, complex emergencies and food insecurity. Af …
By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC While thousands of food-insecure families in Magta Lajar, in southern Mauritania, do not know where their next meal will be coming from, the situation is looking brighter for a women’s cooperative market garden in the village …
Geneva, 8 May 2018 – A ground-breaking new humanitarian fund designed to mitigate and even prevent the damage and trauma caused by natural disasters has been launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). “We t …
More than a month of heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Kenya, triggering floods that have claimed an estimated 100 lives and displaced nearly 260,000 people.
A group of children gather on two unsteady benches under a tree. One of the benches is broken. A black board leans over another tree. This is the classroom of Nashipa pre-school in Singiraine village, Kajiado West.
Eighty farmers were recently trained by the Zimbabwe Red Cross on keyhole farming—an agricultural system in which crops are planted in circular garden beds—with a compost pile in the centre.