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05 Sep 2011 description

For years Isha Munya had no idea where her mother and eldest daughter were, after civil war in Somalia tore the family apart. But after more than a decade of uncertainty, with the help of Red Cross, Isha has finally found her loved ones.

Isha and her family tell their story to mark International Day of the Disappeared (30 August 2011). In the last year Australian Red Cross' Tracing Service has resolved the cases of more than 370 people separated by war, conflict or disaster.

18 Jul 2011 description

Australian Red Cross has launched an appeal to provide emergency assistance to drought-ravaged communities in Kenya and Somalia.

It is estimated that 2.4 million people in Somalia - 32 per cent of the population - require humanitarian assistance, while close to a million people are affected by the drought in Kenya, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.