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25 Sep 2017 description
report Monaco Red Cross

The Monaco Red Cross is launching an appeal for solidarity to help curb one of the widest food crises which is currently rife in Africa

05 Jun 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

The recent food crisis in Africa has deteriorated during the past few months. As of to-date, an estimated 35 million people are in need of urgent food assistance in 11 African countries which includes the worst affected Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Other countries facing serious situation are Kenya, Cameroon, while Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Zimbabwe and Chad are also among the affected.

26 Apr 2017 description

by Dominik Stillhart, Director of Operations, ICRC

We are on the brink of a humanitarian mega-crisis unprecedented in recent history. The spectre of famine looms large over parts of Africa and the Middle East.

We must act now. What is needed is a broad and massive scaling up of support from the international community. If we treat this as "business as usual", the long-term cost in human lives will only rise.

The consequences of not dedicating the resources to avert these disasters and address their root causes could affect us all.

29 Apr 2016 description

Juba – More than three dozen victims of violence have sought assistance at an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-supported hospital in Maiwut. The health facility is now providing medical and surgical care to the wounded of recent attacks near Gambella, Ethiopia, where nearly 200 people were killed and more than 100 children abducted.

Many of the 39 men, women and children admitted to the hospital are suffering from gunshot injuries as a result of the mid-April clashes along the Ethiopia-South Sudan border.

18 Dec 2015 description

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children have been displaced or have fled into neighbouring countries following the crisis that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Staying in contact with family and friends keeps hope alive, but time and opportunity are invariably short.

12 Aug 2014 description

Nairobi, 12 August 2014: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has revised its emergency appeal to 6,758,366 Swiss francs to support the South Sudanese Red Cross Society to assist 450,000 displaced people and those living in cholera affected areas.

20 May 2014 description

Nairobi, 20 May 2014: With the crisis in South Sudan now stretching into its sixth month, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is welcoming donor efforts arising from today’s donor pledging conference in Oslo. IFRC urges a similar commitment to not only those displaced within South Sudan, but to the tens of thousands who have fled to safety in neighbouring countries.

15 Nov 2012 description

15-11-2012 Operational Update

Thousands of families have fled ongoing fighting in Sudan and are now sheltering in camps in Maban County, in South Sudan's Upper Nile state. The ICRC has distributed aid to 80,000 refugees and is working to improve access to clean water.

Water and aid

14 Sep 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome

Strengthened programme and management capacities of the South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) in the process of recognition contributes to save lives and increase the resilience of vulnerable communities to recover from disaster and crisis.

Programme summary

09 May 2012 description

The East African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are currently assisting people affected by recent regional developments including insecurity in the transitional areas between Sudan and South Sudan, flooding in Rwanda and Kenya, and the internal and external displacement of people fleeing insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and South/Central Somalia. The following provides an update of humanitarian developments in eastern Africa and the Red Cross/Red Crescent response.

REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN UPDATE