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12 Dec 2018 description
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December 12th, 2018 ― Doha: As part of Qatar's National Day 2018 celebrations, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is planning to launch four medical convoys to Bangladesh, Jordan, Somalia, and Sudan.

Overall, the convoys will treat up to 1,040 patients, at a total cost of $286,500 (more than QR 1 million). They are co-implemented by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Sidra Medicine, and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

05 Dec 2018 description

In its efforts to reduce suffering and improve resilience especially among those affected by armed conflict, the ICRC recently provided financial resources as part of a programme specifically designed for the most vulnerable persons whose physical disability caused them to lose a significant part of their income.

30 Nov 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Roughly 4.8 million South Sudanese face severe food insecurity, and more than two million are displaced by conflict. The conflict in South Sudan has further intensified since July 2016, with the exodus of refugees into neighboring countries continuing at an alarming rate, generating Africa’s largest refugee crisis.

22 Nov 2018 description
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November 20th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) medical convoy in Sudan has concluded its activities, with support from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and the National Health Insurance Fund.

Over eight days, the volunteer physicians from QRCS and MOH examined and treated a total of 5,220 patients, including optical examination and distribution of eyeglasses for 783 and 400 cases, respectively.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

09 Nov 2018 description
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November 9 th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical convoy to Sudan, on a medical mission of treating 4,000 patients and performing 500 cataract surgeries in El-Obeid, the state of North Kurdufan.

The project is implemented in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Ministry of Health's provincial office, and the National Health Insurance Fund.

29 Oct 2018 description

One of the beneficiaries was 70-year old Mohammed Adam, for whom it took one hour and thirty minutes by donkey to arrive at the distribution centre. Despite his frail look, Mohammed managed to make the trip alone.

22 Oct 2018 description

During the 12 month reporting period, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Law Programme (DLP) continued its work promoting legal preparedness for disasters. Pursuant to the mandates assigned to the IFRC at the 28th, 30th, 31st and 32nd International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the programme focused on supporting National Societies (NSs) to meet the following main goals:

27 Aug 2018 description

"Losing everything also gave me a new perspective on what's important in life. It got me thinking more about family, less about material things"

"I used to be a daily worker. I would do everything from selling vegetables in the local market to building huts. My arms and legs were very strong and under the blazing sun, I could work long hours. The harder I worked, the more money I would bring home to my family. All this changed in just one day.''

13 Aug 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The annual rainy season in Sudan usually lasts from June until October or November, affecting approximately 200,000 people each year. The rainy season this year started mid of July 2018, causing flash floods in the states bordering South Sudan and Ethiopia. These states include Kassala, Elgezira, Northern, West Kordofan and Sennar.

25 Jul 2018 description

Sudan: Providing relief to people affected by conflict

The ICRC and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) continued to provide relief to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence in 2017.

24 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum (ICRC) – 18,000 families in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur, 14,000 in Rokero and 4,000 in Golo, are receiving seeds and food assistance from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Its main partner in the country, the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), joined the ICRC in the assessment and registration of beneficiaries and in the distribution of the seeds.

19 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum/Nairobi/Geneva, 19 July 2018 – Tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan are in “desperate” need of humanitarian assistance and care, says the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy.

Mr Sy was speaking following a visit to Sudan’s White Nile State, near the border with South Sudan and home to 150,000 people displaced by the conflict.

10 Jul 2018 description

By Stella NGUGI

In Sudan, natural hazards such as floods and droughts are key contributors to the displacement of populations, food insecurity and other related humanitarian concerns – leaving much of the country’s population in a highly vulnerable state. Despite this, Sudan unfortunately does not have a comprehensive disaster risk management framework in place. In addition, there are also gaps regarding the rules and procedures to manage international disaster assistance, if and when required.

05 Jul 2018 description

Our Message

While there is room for disagreement about migration policy, the humanitarian imperative means that we must never needlessly sacrifice the survival and dignity of any vulnerable people, including migrants.

16 May 2018 description

1. Introduction

The IFRC-WFP-National Society capacity strengthening initiative was launched in 2017 and is being piloted in Burundi, Dominican Republic, Pakistan and Sudan. Additional pilots are under preparation in the Pacific and Zimbabwe. The objective of the initiative is to demonstrate how WFP and IFRC can work together to strengthen National Societies as robust and sustainable institutions, capable of delivering on their mandate and contributing to enhanced, local food security capacity.

15 May 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update is requesting a no-cost three months extension (new end date: 16 August 2018). This extension will allow the deployment of a DCPRR Delegate from the region and a RDRT to Sudan to support the Sudanese Red Crescent (SRCS) to review humanitarian context and inform operational strategies such as revision of emergency appeal or convert into country operational plan. The emergency appeal operation is currently underfunded (3%) while the needs on the ground remain high.

15 Mar 2018 description

''Somebody hold my hand,'' shouted Abdullah, a 23-year internally displaced person (IDP), as he aimlessly roamed through his village in South Kordofan amidst the sound of gunshots and the smell of smoke pleading for somebody to help him flee to safety.

09 Mar 2018 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

Adama Ismael, 24, from Sudan, looks tired. His face deeply drawn from sleeplessness. He appears worried.

He is one of the thousands of migrants and asylum seekers trapped in Agadez—having failed to make it to Europe, via north Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea. In their attempt to reach Europe, most fell prey to smugglers and became victims of extortion of money, torture, abuse, prison, rape and slavery.

In January 2018, Ismael and thousands of other migrants fled violence in Libya and sought refuge in Agadez, northern Niger.