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13 Sep 2018 description

One of the most challenging and complex humanitarian problems in the world today is that of missing persons. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are currently missing as a result of armed conflict, natural disasters, migration, and violence. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recognizes the need for proper management of the dead in response to such scenarios.

12 Sep 2018 description

Cash-based interventions are transforming the way humanitarian aid is being delivered. We have seen a dramatic increase in the use of cash globally by 40 per cent between 2015 and 2016 (State of the World’s Cash Report, 2018). At least 28 countries in Africa have had some experience with cash-based interventions through vouchers, direct cash and mobile money; reporting that it is a much more efficient, timely and dignified way to support communities.

11 Sep 2018 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 9.2 million Swiss francs increased from 4.8 million Swiss francs, which reflects the overall operational plan of the Kenya Red Cross Society. The revised Appeal is focusing on shelter and settlement, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as food security and livelihoods, targeting 321,630 people or 53,605 families. The operation has been scaled up to assist an increased number of people within an extended timeframe, and an enlarged geographic scope.

30 Aug 2018 description

Shamsa is using 'Trace the Face' to try to locate her son who decided to take the risky journey to Europe.

Each year, thousands of migrants go missing on their way to Europe. Families get separated, loved ones end up in different corners of the world, unaware of where their relatives are and whether they are safe.

13 Aug 2018 description

Millions of people are being put at risk as droughts across the world affect food production, and livestock this summer.

Australia is experiencing its worst drought in living memory, with the Red Cross launching an emergency appeal for farmers who have been hit hard in recent weeks. The extreme dry spell has seen rural communities lose cattle and crops, putting livelihoods in jeopardy.

27 Jul 2018 description

Summary:

The regional appeal, throughout its first year, has supported 15 emergency operations, including ten Appeals and five DREFs. The latter were/are aiming at meeting the needs of approximately two million

people in 14 countries, including five countries of focus: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South-Sudan. For this 12-month report, these operations were asked to provide a brief overview of their key achievements, successes, challenges and key lessons learned over the past year.

Country wise and regional key main achievements

In Countries:

18 Jul 2018 description

Mënschen hëllefen : agir au profit des plus vulnérables

18.07.2018

La Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise a dévoilé son rapport d’activité 2017. Au-delà du bilan de l’année passée, cette présentation a été l’occasion de revenir sur des événements marquants et de tracer des perspectives sur les actions en cours.

23 May 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

A plague outbreak in Madagascar raised concern in neighbouring countries. As of 12 October 2017, a total 684 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 57 deaths (CFR 8.3%) had been reported from 35 out of 114 districts. Of these, 474 were clinically classified as pneumonic plague.

On 16 October 2017, Madagascar Ministry of Health (MoH) reported that caseload that was at 805 (confirmed and suspected) with 74 deaths.

17 May 2018 description
report Finnish Red Cross

The Finnish Red Cross is sending two mobile clinics and two aid workers to assist the Kenya Red Cross Society as the flood situation escalates. A large part of Kenya has suffered from exceptionally heavy rains and floods on the Tana River.

The aim of the mobile clinics provided by the Finnish Red Cross is to improve the availability of health services in Madogo – one of the most severely affected areas in the country.

11 May 2018 description

by Roop Singh, Climate Centre, New York

With devastating seasonal rains in Kenya yesterday reported by the Kenya Red Cross (KRC) to have displaced nearly 300,000 people and killed 158, scientists with the World Weather Attribution (WWA) programme have begun analysing the unusually intense rainfall to determine whether climate change played a role.

09 May 2018 description

Community voices driving decisions: Kenya Red Cross and IFRC share the lessons learned on accountability to communities

“As a movement we have no choice than being accountable to people.”
Abbas Gullet, Secretary General of Kenya Red Cross Society

03 May 2018 description

Nairobi/Geneva, 3 May 2018 – More than a month of heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Kenya, triggering floods that have claimed an estimated 100 lives and displaced nearly 260,000 people.

Many of the communities affected were already struggling to recover from the 2017 drought.

02 May 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4,746,755 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to deliver assistance to 150,000 people of 15 counties in shelter and settlement, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as food security and livelihoods for six months. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.

30 Apr 2018 description

Conflict and natural disasters can have catastrophic consequences, including large number of deaths and mass casualties. Often times, local organizations and communities are the first to respond in rescuing and caring for survivors, including in the management of those who died.

25 Apr 2018 description

Nairobi/Geneva, 25 April 2018 – The Kenya Red Cross Society is providing emergency relief to thousands of people impacted by rising flood waters that continue to wreak havoc in many parts of Kenya.

Since torrential rains started last month, homes and farms have been destroyed, livestock has been lost and roads and other infrastructure have been washed away. More than 210,000 people have been forced to flee their homes.

04 Apr 2018 description

by Irene Amuron and Catalina Jaime, Climate Centre, Nairobi

Ten national African meteorological services were last month represented at the first dialogue platform for forecast-based financing (FbF) to be held on the continent, hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Nairobi.