KRCS cash transfer program (CTP) as part of the drought response, through mobile money with MPesa. Lokori,Turkana county, Kenya

A Kenya Red Cross Society programme in Northern Kenya is putting families in charge of their own recovery using cash transfer and mobile phones.

The IFRC’s Africa regional office works in support of 49 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in sub-Saharan Africa. Through its country cluster support teams and country offices, it provides coordination, financial, and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

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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.

4 July 2017

When faced with the challenge of reaching people in remote communities sometimes the best option is also low-tech. Here’s how the Red Cross is delivering health care in South Sudan, with the help of bicycles.

30 June 2017

The Senegalese Red Cross – with support from Luxembourg Red Cross – has launched a new shelter project that aims to help communities in northern Senegal to build safe and flood-proof houses.

30 June 2017

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.

28 June 2017

A new study suggests that Red Cross volunteers potentially averted more than 10,000 cases of Ebola during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak.

22 June 2017

The search and rescue operations may soon come to an end following the collapse of an eight storey residential building in Kware, Embakasi estate in Nairobi on Monday night killing two people. Before the collapse, residents noted cracks on some floors, leading to the quick evacuation of majority of the residents.

16 June 2017

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Hunger in East and Central Africa

Millions of people in East and Central Africa are facing a severe food crisis. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding to bring life-saving support to the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities.