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16 Jan 2018 description
All Red Cross branches in Mauritius are on high alert. In La Réunion, the Red Cross Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform has activated its disaster response plan and volunteers are on standby.
12 Jan 2018 description
Rajshahi, Pabna, Dinajpur and Kushtia are the most affected districts. The cold wave is predicted to continue until 14 January, with one or two more expected later this month.
09 Jan 2018 description
The outbreak is fueled in large part by the Kasai conflict, which has led to the near total collapse of the region’s health system. More than 1,000 people have died since January 2017.
26 Dec 2017 description
Four days after tropical storm Tembin made landfall in Mindanao, thousands of survivors are still in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. More than 500,000 people in 23 provinces have been affected.
23 Dec 2017 description
Latest information indicates that Tembin has caused dozens – potentially hundreds – of fatalities, damaged thousands of houses, and washed away vast amounts of livelihoods.
16 Nov 2017 description
The games give children psychosocial support in this landscape of bamboo shelters where more than 600,000 people have recently arrived from Myanmar.
13 Nov 2017 description
Volunteers are providing support for victims of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that left at least 328 people dead and 3950 injured in Iran. In Iraq, 9 are reported dead and over 425 are injured.
13 Oct 2017 description
The emergency, caused by torrential rains and Tropical Storm Nate, has affected 90 per cent of the country. Volunteers are providing shelter, healthcare and clean water.
13 Oct 2017 description
A full medical team will be deployed along with the 50-bed treatment centre to provide urgent care and stop the spread of bubonic plague, which has infected over 550 people and killed 57.
10 Oct 2017 description
As one of the key actors on the ground, the Red Cross has mobilized its personnel and is upgrading their skills on community surveillance, contact tracing and messaging.
07 Oct 2017 description
The Tropical Storm has hit Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, and is predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula and land along the Gulf Coast.
07 Oct 2017 description
On any day by 2 pm the two doctors, two nurses, two midwives and a number of local volunteers have seen more than 100 patients. Together, they have treated more than 4,000 people so far.
05 Oct 2017 description
Food insecurity due to drought has exacerbated the HIV/AIDS crisis, and a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities has heightened the risk of waterborne diseases.
03 Oct 2017 description
With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.
02 Oct 2017 description
Ambae Island’s entire population of more than 11,000 people prepare to evacuate their homes as Manaro volcano continues to rumble, belch ash, smoke and volcanic rocks.
13 Sep 2017 description
In Havana, Irma damaged electrical infrastructure, which has yet to be repaired due to flooding. Nearly 400 schools were affected and one of the main hospitals.
11 Sep 2017 description
80,000 stranded residents received crucial food and medicine aid as the Syrian Arab Red Crescent accessed the city by land for the first time in three years.
09 Sep 2017 description
IFRC has announced an international appeal for CHF1.1 million to support hundreds of hurricane-affected families in Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis.
22 Aug 2017 description
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
17 Aug 2017 description
One of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years is unfolding. Millions of people across large areas face food shortages and diseases, IFRC warned.