Botswana Red Cross Society was admitted to the IFRC in 1971. In 2015, it counted 3,900 active volunteers (up from 1,249 in 2012), of which 28% were male and 72% female.

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Today South Africa marks Women’s Day. Much like the women being commemorated for the march to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956, women in southern Africa today may well hold the same flint that lights a “new movement” – climate change. Southern Africa is one of the regions projected to experience the most serious consequences of global warning and the El Niño effect. In 2019, we experienced one of the worst disasters the region has ever seen – Cyclone Idai ravaged communities in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and continue to rebuild their lives.

9 August 2019

It’s a sunny day at Gweta, a small village in Botswana. Dipogiso Kelatlhegetswe bends down to clean her temporary shelter at an evacuation camp set aside by the Botswana Red Cross. Standing adjacent, her two children watch their mother maneuver the pla …

27 April 2018

By Osman Mohamed Osman IFRC Across the world, Red Cross continuous to meet humanitarian needs affecting vulnerable people. Volunteers in Africa play a vital role in meeting these needs. In Somalia, Samira Mohammed sleeps in dangerous areas with her Red …

15 April 2018

My name is Sethamiso Moritshane. I am a disaster management officer at the Botswana Red Cross Society in southern Africa. In mid-2015, I travelled from Botswana to Rwanda to support the Rwandan Red Cross’ response to an influx of refugees fleeing pre-e …

28 January 2016

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