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28 Dec 2013 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Following the South Sudan crisis and the subsequent evacuation of Kenyan citizens by the Government of Kenya through the Kenya Defense Force (KDF) and the Kenya Airways flights, the Kenya Red Cross Society continued its operations at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport. As of the night of 26th December 2013, the two flights landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with 16 and 42 passengers respectively from South Sudan making a total of 58 passengers received.

26 Dec 2013 description
report Kenya Red Cross


Since December 14th 2013, a sporadic gunfire and skirmishes broke out in the capital city of Juba. Subsequently the country was destabilized due to the escalating violence between the government forces and the armed groups.

This led to the displacement of tens of thousands of the country residents who were forced to abandon their homes and sort refuge at the UN bases throughout the country.

25 Dec 2013 description

Since the first armed clashes broke out in Juba on 15 December, tens of thousands of civilians have fled in search of safety. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the South Sudan Red Cross are helping those caught up in the fighting.

23 Dec 2013 description

Four New Zealand nurses are helping treat those wounded in violent clashes in South Sudan.

All four are seconded to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), two in the capital Juba and two in Malakal in the north of the country.

New Zealand Red Cross international operations and emergencies manager Andrew McKie says all four nurses are safe and the ICRC is assessing the security situation daily.

17 Dec 2013 description

Geneva/Juba (ICRC) – Armed clashes in Juba since 15 December have left hundreds in urgent need of medical care. Thousands of civilians, including women and children, have fled their homes in search of safety, taking very little with them. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is providing the city's two major hospitals with support so that they can cope with the heavy influx of patients.

16 Dec 2013 description

The ICRC has resumed its regular visits to federal prisons and expanded its activities in regional prisons in Oromia, Amhara, Harari, Tigray and Afar.

The aim of prison visits is to improve conditions of detention for the people detained, ensure humane treatment, and put detainees in contact with their families. The findings of the visits are shared exclusively with the authorities concerned on a confidential basis.

11 Dec 2013 description

By Susan Onyango, IFRC

Jane Pita, 26, is a primary school teacher by profession. She is among 52 Red Cross volunteers who were recently trained to supervise others in social mobilization as part of the on-going campaign to stop the spread of polio in South Sudan.

She joined the South Sudan Red Cross Society one year ago after hearing about it from friends who were already volunteers. Over the course of that year, Jane has also been trained in first aid, and HIV/AIDS prevention among others.

09 Dec 2013 description

Ginebra (CICR) – Mientras que millones de personas en Siria, Malí, Somalia y la República Democrática del Congo luchan por hacer frente a las devastadoras consecuencias de conflictos armados, millones más pasan, de forma desapercibida, una situación similar en lugares menos conocidos como la República Centroafricana. Todos necesitan ayuda. El CICR, que trabaja en más de 80 países en el mundo, solicita a sus donantes 1.290 millones de francos suizos (1.050 millones de euros, o 1.330 millones de dólares estadounidenses) para cubrir sus actividades en 2014.

05 Dec 2013 description

05-12-2013 News Release

While millions of people in Syria, Mali, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo struggle to cope with the devastating consequences of armed conflict, millions more are quietly experiencing a similar fate in lesser-known places such as the Central African Republic. All need help. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which works in more than 80 countries all over the world, is asking its donors for 1.29 billion Swiss francs (1.05 billion euros, or 1.33 billion US dollars) to cover its activities in 2014.

29 Oct 2013 description

Period covered by this update: 25 October - 28 October, 2013

Summary: CHF 168,065 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25 October, 2013, to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 525,749 beneficiaries.

This operations update is informing on the change in context in South Sudan in terms of Polio outbreak and cases in the country.

25 Oct 2013 description

CHF 168,065 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the South Sudan Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 525,749 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

24 Oct 2013 description

Nairobi, Kenya, 24 October 2013: As polio continues to spread throughout the Horn of Africa, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has announced plans to support polio immunization of millions of children in the region.

09 Oct 2013 description

By Katherine Mueller, IFRC

Within minutes of signing a cooperation and partnership agreement, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) were discussing ways of making the agreement come to life.

In Tunis for the signing, IFRC Secretary General Bekele Geleta agreed with AfDB President Donald Kaberuka to establish a joint implementation task force to concretize a plan of action and key deliverables. The first scheduled task-force meeting (at a technical level) will take place in Nairobi next week.

04 Oct 2013 description


  • Editorial
  • South Sudan Red Cross becomes the 189th RC/RC National Society
  • Interview with Amilcar Contreras – member of the flying surgical team
  • ICRC's medical activities in South Sudan
  • First ICRC reunification of unaccompanied child with his family in Sudan
  • 150th anniversary celebration of the ICRC
30 Sep 2013 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 11 May 2012 to 30 April 2013

Appeal target: CHF 4,131,067

Appeal coverage: 52%

Appeal history:

  • A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 11 May 2012 for CHF 1,197,839 to assist 6,000 households SSRC volunteers conducted needs assessments prior to NFIs distributions. Photo/SSRC  An Emergency Appeal was launched on 27 July 2012 for CHF 4,131,067 for 12 months to assist 14,000 beneficiaries.

19 Sep 2013 description

Some of ICRC's operations in protracted and lesser-known conflicts are currently underfunded. At a press conference in Geneva, Pierre Krähenbühl, the ICRC's director of operations, explained why this may be and outlined the funding the ICRC is currently seeking from its donors to fill the gap.


19 Sep 2013 description

As the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look back at some of the ICRCs most significant water, sanitation and shelter operations over the last three decades.

In 1859, four years before the ICRC was formed, our founder Henry Dunant made water one of his priorities as he struggled to help wounded soldiers after the Battle of Solferino. Thirty years ago, our awareness of the essential role of water, sanitation and habitat for the victims of conflict led us to create the Water and Habitat Unit, known as "WatHab."

13 Sep 2013 description

Since early July, intensified intercommunal violence in South Sudan in the state of Jonglei has resulted in hundreds of people being wounded or killed. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, or taken refuge in Ethiopia, Kenya or Uganda. South Sudan Red Cross volunteers provide life-saving first aid to people in need in areas where health care is not easily accessible.

See the slideshow here