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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.

31 Oct 2018 description
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Governments and aid groups must do more to stop millions being “left behind”.

Millions of people living in crisis may not be receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need, a new report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.

The 2018 World Disasters Report says that the fact that millions of people are being left out cannot simply be attributed to a lack of funding for humanitarian action.

Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General, said:

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:

17 Oct 2018 description

Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 17 October 2018 – Conflict and insecurity are hampering Ebola responders’ work, raising fear that the outbreak may reach a tipping point that sees the virus to spread to more provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and neighbouring countries, warns the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

In response to this, as well as a recent upsurge of Ebola cases in DR Congo, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is scaling-up community-level preparedness in four countries.

27 Aug 2018 description

Seeds and tools for mothers provide boost to family’s nutrition and livelihoods

Written and photos by Corrie Butler

Mary, Regina and Angelina stand proudly in front of their new garden they’ve built in their community in Panameth, Aweil East, South Sudan. As women, they’ve come together to plant several different seeds that will provide them and their families with a more nutritionally-rich diet and a sustainable livelihood for the years to come.

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:

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

While in the middle of an ever-evolving humanitarian crisis, South Sudan has remained committed to developing strong legal frameworks to facilitate the timely delivery of assistance to vulnerable communities and enhance disaster risk management in the country. To guide these efforts, the South Sudan Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MHADM) has been spearheading the development of a National Disaster Risk Management (NDRM) Policy to strengthen the country’s disaster risk management framework.

14 Jun 2018 description

Summary

This Operation Update provides an update on the implementation of the Revised Emergency Plan of Action published in December 2017, including the activities implemented between December 2017 and May 2018, and the Plan of Action for the remaining timeframe. The expenditure level is at 74% To ensure the implementation of all remaining activities, a no cost time extension for an additional three months from June 24th to September 24th. is sought.

06 Jun 2018 description

In a small village in Aweil East, South Sudan, Along Kuan Kuan sits on a bright-coloured mat in the centre of her thatched-roof home, preparing sorghum. For Along, a returnee from Sudan, this is the first time in two days her and her eight children will eat. She places a cooking pot next to her other utensils on top of her new, make-shift table – a long, cardboard box, labelled South Sudan Red Cross.

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.

23 Apr 2018 description

Reporting by: Irene Nakasiita

Under the scorching afternoon sun, a young woman walks through the narrow, bushy foot path with a jerrycan. She opens a running tap near a fenced water plant, fills her jerrycan and returns to the path. She is Beatrice Anyei, 26. With a shy smile she welcomes me to follow her to her home.

22 Mar 2018 description

Water and sanitation is a basic human right for all. Yet, water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population (UN Report on Clean Water and Sanitation). Unfortunately, in countries like South Sudan, although completely preventable, water and sanitation-related diseases are among the top killers of children under five.

Six-year old, Mary, reaches for the water pump handle well above her head to fill her large jerry can with water. In one effortless motion, she hoists the jerry can onto her head balancing it on her head without her hands.

31 Jan 2018 description

Living in the wake of a severe humanitarian crisis and ongoing civil unrest, South Sudan continues to demonstrate its undying determination to build strong foundations for its people. With over 100,000 people facing starvation, over 2 million South Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries and the unfortunate collapse of the much-anticipated Christmas Eve ceasefire, the situation in the country continues to become more complex.