Forest fires in the province of British Columbia in western Canada has displaced 45,000 people since July 7. To-date, the Government of British Columbia reports there have been 771 fires burning 377,000 hectares, leading the provincial government to de …
French Red Cross volunteers are supporting communities threatened by wildfires that have swept through southeast France in recent days, forcing as many as 12,000 people to evacuate, including thousands of holiday makers.
Red Cross teams in Croatia and Montenegro have been helping those threatened by forest fires on the Adriatic coast in recent days. Although the fires are currently under control, staff and volunteers remain on standby to assist.
Nairobi/Geneva, 10 July 2017 – An innovative, mobile phone-driven cash programme has helped prevent nearly 250,000 people from slipping into severe food insecurity in drought-ravaged Kenya. The Kenya Red Cross Society has given monthly grants of 3,000 …
In Lambago, like in most of villages in Diery, Matam, in north-eastern Senegal, the soils are dry and without vegetation. Mile upon mile, there is no water to be found.
In Ethiopia’s Afar region, the current drought has had a devastating impact on local communities, with thousands of villagers having lost almost all of their livestock.
Extreme temperatures across much of Europe are due to peak this week as some countries brace themselves for highs of 39 degrees Celsius.
More than 300 volunteers and staff from the Portuguese Red Cross are providing first aid, psychological support and emergency supplies to victims of devastating forest fires sweeping parts of the country.
Famine and starvation are threatening the lives of tens of millions of people in Africa today. In Ethiopia alone, over 7 million people need emergency food aid. What is troubling is the fact that food aid will run out soon in the country.
Along with several other flood-prone communities, the Thai Red Cross Society has been working closely with the Ban Ton-Wa villagers since January 2017 to support them in becoming more resilient to disasters.