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.
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.