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28 Nov 2011 description

28 November 2011 – The Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (SRSGs) and Heads of United Nations Missions in West Africa today underscored their determination to promote to electoral processes, insecurity, democracy and food security in the sub-region as part of their agenda for crisis prevention and resolution.

02 Sep 2008 description

By Noora Kero, IFRC Dakar

Hundreds of Red Cross Volunteers mobilized to contain spread of infection

Hundreds of Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers have been called up in Guinea Bissau, Congo and Benin to help people affected by cholera epidemics.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released 212,000 Swiss francs (USD 190,000 / EUR 132,000) from its disaster relief emergency fund (DREF) to the three African Red Cross societies to support their activities in delivering assistance to 600,000 beneficiaries.

The situation is most severe in …