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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This article has been prepared by IFRC’s Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) unit. Nairobi/Geneva, 5 July 2021 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Africa Region is calling on its partners to do more to prot …

5 July 2021

Nhamatanda, 20 February 2021—Survivors of Cyclone Eloise have received materials from Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to construct houses and start a new life. “I would like to thank the Red Cross for giving me and my neighbours these materials. We …

24 February 2021

Written by: Martha Awino, Kenya Red Cross   Kenya Red Cross has been ramping up to help communities stay protected against an anthrax outbreak that has long been spreading among pastoralist communities in Kenya. Because of the stigma and lack of report …

1 March 2020

By Dr. Michael Charles All countries in the Southern Africa are currently experiencing pockets of dryness. Worryingly for the sub-region, Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe have declared state of emergencies due to looming drought. The United Natio …

18 October 2019

In many Ebola-affected areas, years of conflict has eroded basic services and created mistrust in the community. Many communities feel that the response is not addressing their broader humanitarian needs. On some occasions, this mistrust has led to con …

13 September 2019

Saturday 24 August 2019 Disaster Management Building climate-smart disaster law frameworks for sustainable development The Disaster Response and Risk Management Department (DRDM) has proposed significant changes to the National Disaster Management Act …

30 August 2019

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Regional Director: Mohammed Omer Mukhier

Heads of Country Cluster Delegations:

  • Central Africa: Cameroon, Yaoundé: Thierry Balloy
  • Eastern Africa: Kenya, Nairobi: John Roche
  • Southern Africa: South Africa, Pretoria: Dr. Michael Charles
  • The Sahel: Senegal, Dakar: Daniel Bolanos
  • West Africa: Nigeria, Abuja: Bhupinder Tomar

Heads of Country Delegations:

  • Central African Republic: Denis Duffaut
  • Sierra Leone: Younos Abdul Karim
  • Niger: Tina Tinde, a.i.
  • Somalia: Surein Peiris
  • South Sudan: Papa Moussa Tall
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Momodou Lamin Fye
  • Sudan: Farid Aiywar
  • Mozambique: Gorkhmaz Huseynov
  • Representative to the African Union: Richard Hunlede

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.