In the village of Karama, Tisslima Mint Moussa and fellow members of the women’s cooperative tend to their market garden.

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC While thousands of food-insecure families in Magta Lajar, in southern Mauritania, do not know where their next meal will be coming from, the situation is looking brighter for a women’s cooperative market garden in the village …

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By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC Democratic Republic of the Congo’s traditional leaders, the main influencers and keepers of ancestral customs, are the key to community safety and surveillance against the ongoing outbreak of Ebola. In this context, height …

16 July 2018

The Sudanese Red Crescent (SRC) Society has been advocating for the development of a comprehensive legislative framework for Disaster Risk Management and Disaster Risk Reduction in the country since 2015. With the support of the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the SRC has been carrying out a disaster law study to analyse the existing relevant legal and institutional frameworks in country. The draft report was presented at a one-day workshop on the 25th of April in Khartoum.

10 July 2018

The South Sudan Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MHADM), with the support of the South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as well as other partners, has been able to develop a National Disaster Risk Management (NDRM) Policy that is hoped to offer the stepping stone in the development of sound legal frameworks on disaster management in the country. Additionally, due to the complexity of the humanitarian situation in the country, the MHADM has sought and received support in this process from various in-country International organisations such as UNDP, the Partners for Resilience and the Canadian and Netherlands Red Cross.

10 July 2018

By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC On a sunny morning in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Loondo village in June 2018, a team of eight Red Cross volunteers arrived to perform a safe and dignified burial (SDB), following an alert received the previous day. …

4 July 2018

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC Mingui is dry. On the long road leading to this village in Magta Lajar, in Mauritania, pastures for livestock have vanished and there is no body of water to be seen. The landscape consists of thorny trees and never-ending sand …

3 July 2018

By Rosemary Nalisa, Namibia Red Cross Society Thirty-five-year-old Taimi Tyameya, from Mayana Community in Northern Namibia is excited about her new energy-efficient stoves introduced to her community by the Namibia Red Cross. The introduction of the s …

25 June 2018

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