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26 Sep 2007 description
report American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2007 - The American Red Cross is supporting three relief workers who are joining the international response to flooding in Africa. Extremely heavy rains and flooding have affected more than 1.5 million people in at least 18 countries, driving thousands from their homes, destroying crops and displacing livestock.

21 Sep 2007 description


Brussels, 21 September 2007 - The European Commission has drawn up a package of humanitarian aid to help victims of the floods in Africa. The funds have been earmarked to support urgent relief operations, emergency measures against the spread of disease and livelihood recovery in the worst hit areas.

10 May 2005 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern over troubling humanitarian situations in many parts of Africa and, recognizing that the efforts to turn back such crises were often under-funded, stressed the need for the prompt and predictable provision of resources and relief aid.

Ambassador Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark, Council President for May, highlighted the concerns of the body's 15 members in a press statement summing up the discussions on the world's greatest humanitarian challenges - all of which are in Africa - that took place during a …