Cameroon: Open Wounds - Hadja Bintou Has Never Been Able to Find Stability in Her New Environment After She Fled From Her Village Because of Violence
It is in the neighbourhood of Sararé Lougueo--in the Far North capital city of Maroua in Cameroon--that Hadja Bintou, together with her husband and their seven children… Read more »
Mozambique: Cyclone - '90% of Beira and Surrounds Damaged or Destroyed'
The scale of damage caused by cyclone Idai that hit the Mozambican city of Beira is massive and horrifying. This is the initial assessment of a team of International Federation of… Read more »
Guinea Bissau: Recovering From the Storm
Under heavy rain, Ica Lopes Da Silva, accompanied by her son Julio Cesar, tries to carry, towards a rented tricycle motorbike, the items she has just received from the Red Cross of… Read more »
Nigeria: Red Cross Responding to Urgent Needs of Displaced Communities Following Devastating Floods
Yahaya Musa sits inside his shanty temporary shelter he has constructed next to his flooded home. A few precious belongings are stacked next to the draped tarpaulin walls. He will… Read more »
Africa: Ebola - Breaking the Deadly Chain of Transmission
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… Read more »
Mauritania: Urgent Action Needed As Food Insecurity Grips Communities
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… Read more »
West Africa: As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President
About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their… Read more »
Niger: 'I Am Not Afraid of Dying, As Long As I Can Die in My Sleep' - a Poignant Confession By Migrant Stranded in Agadez, Niger
It's only 11 o'clock in the morning and Moussa Koulibaly is already sipping his sixth cup of Senegalese attaya-tea mixed with sugar and mint. Read more »
Cape Verde: Cape Verde - How the Island Nation Is Fighting Dengue Fever
At first glance, the inhabitants of Cape Verde's capital Praia seem serene and undaunted. But as soon as the conversation turns towards dengue fever, they become deeply worried and… Read more »
Mozambique: Water Brings Joy to a Village
Martha does not know her real age but appears to be about 80. She can barely move or perform basic tasks, without support. Luckily, she can rely on her granddaughter who helps her… Read more »
South Sudan: Bringing Water Closer to Communities in South Sudan
A Red Cross project in South Sudan is reducing the burden of water collection for thousands on women and girls. Read more »
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