Cash-based interventions are transforming the way humanitarian aid is being delivered. We have seen a dramatic increase in the use of cash globally by 40 per cent between 2015 and 2016 (State of the World’s Cash Report, 2018). At least 28 countries in …

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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I ran out with my brother’s granddaughter. I fell so she left me on the ground. Then I heard a big gunshot pass one of my ears. I laid down right on the street. Photos and written by: Corrie Butler For weeks, Abdalla Erewua, 75, had sat on a mat in fro …

12 September 2018
Mary, Regina and Angelina stand proudly in front of their new garden they’ve built in their community in Panameth, Aweil East, South Sudan.

In pictures: Women tackle hunger in South Sudan Seeds and tools for mothers provide boost to family’s nutrition and livelihoods Written and photos by Corrie Butler Mary, Regina and Angelina stand proudly in front of the new garden they have built in th …

27 August 2018

The Red Cross and Red Crescent are working hard to contain Democratic Republic of Congo’s 10th Ebola outbreak, with a special focus on breaking the deadly virus’ chain of transmission. Six teams of DRC Red Cross volunteers with experience in Safe and D …

23 August 2018

The Nigerian Red Cross Society, with the support of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in coordination with ICRC is not only responding to the ongoing urgent needs of vulnerable communities but also ensuring they become stronger and more resilient in Adamawa and Yobe States.

22 August 2018

July 2018,  Red Cross volunteers talk with the community in the Democratic Republic of Congo   At the scene of a tragedy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a team of Red Cross volunteers faced a very sensitive dilemma. A resident of a remote vil …

10 August 2018

Since Mahama Camp was established in 2015, Rwanda Red Cross, with support from various actors of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been supporting both Mahama Camp and the surrounding, hosting communities. The green energy programme that brings environmentally friendly solutions to people living in the area, is just one of the many initiatives and programmes helping improve the lives of countless vulnerable families. 

8 August 2018

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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.