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 …

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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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

Fears are growing that Democratic Republic of the Congo is experiencing its 10th outbreak of Ebola only days after the country’s health ministry announced the end of an outbreak in Equateur province. The Ministry of Health has reported that four sample …

2 August 2018
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 …

19 July 2018

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

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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.