More needs to be done to engage communities facing infectious disease outbreaks in famine threatened countries in Africa as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where Ebola has recently resurfaced.
Rural communities across Kenya are facing growing levels of food insecurity. The current crisis has already affected more than 3 million people in Kenya.
When the Ethiopian Red Cross Society wanted to start distributing emergency water rations to the most vulnerable of families in these hardest to access communities, getting there was a noted challenge.
Holding her youngest daughter with one hand and carrying a 20 litre jerry can full of water with the other, Abebech Ayanu struggles under its weight to make the short walk home.
In the Ewaso Ngiro river basin, central Kenya, families have begun digging in the dry riverbed for water. If the arid weather continues, many fear they’ll have to begin destocking their cattle.
This illustration provides information on how to keep warm and healthy during a freezing winter with cartoon characters Laila and Amar. This can also be printed as a poster or flyer.
The Kenya Red Cross Society is warning that the number of people now in need of food assistance has reached 3 million – well over double the number recorded in December 2016.
With 5.6 million Ethiopians in the grip of a worsening food crisis, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today announced a significant expansion of its emergency response effort, including a four-fold increase in its appeal and a five-fold increase in the number of people targeted for support.
A combination of pervasive insecurity, combined with recurrent drought and chronic underdevelopment has left millions of Somalis in need of urgent and sustained humanitarian assistance.
Several countries in East and Central Africa are facing a severe food crisis. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding, building on its access to the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach communities.