151 results found for Africa
06-03-2024 | Latest News , Africa

Zambia: Cholera outbreak spirals, IFRC launches urgent CHF 4 million appeal


Responding to a severe cholera outbreak in Zambia, the IFRC has launched an emergency appeal for 4 million Swiss Francs. This fund is aimed at supporting the Zambia Red Cross Society, in its auxiliary role to Zambia’s Ministry of Health.

15-09-2023 | Latest News , Africa

Morocco earthquake update: Rescue efforts underway


The IFRC launched an emergency appeal, asking for CHF100 million to harness the goodwill shown by people inside Morocco and around the world.

14-09-2023 | Latest News , Africa

Libya floods: IFRC announces CHF 10 million appeal for urgent relief efforts


The IFRC has announced an emergency appeal for 10 million Swiss Francs to scale up the Libyan Red Crescent's relief efforts in response to the floods caused by Storm Daniel in north-eastern Libya. The disaster, which struck on Sunday, 10 September, has led to overwhelming destruction, leaving thousands of people missing and severely straining already fragile infrastructure.

12-09-2023 | Latest News , Africa

Morocco earthquake: IFRC launches CHF 100 million emergency appeal to scale up relief efforts


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal for 100 million Swiss Francs to further scale up relief efforts of the Moroccan Red Crescent. More than three days after the earthquake hit Morocco, aid is reaching more remote locations, but conditions are challenging.

08-08-2023 | Latest News , Africa

Africa Hunger Crisis Demands Urgent Humanitarian Action


Sub-Saharan Africa is currently grappling with one of the most severe food crises in decades, affecting millions of vulnerable people across the region. The IFRC is responding to this urgent call for humanitarian assistance by launching a regional Emergency Appeal to address the acute food insecurity and protect the lives, livelihoods, and prospects of approximately 7.7 million people.

16-11-2022 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

COP27: Negotiations are missing the ambition needed to protect those hardest hit by climate change, warns IFRC


The IFRC is raising concern that progress is stalling at COP27 and that there is a risk that the ambition to deliver and build on commitments made in Glasgow is slipping away.

09-11-2022 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

IFRC launches Global Climate Resilience Platform to support 500 million people on climate crisis frontlines


As COP27 gets underway what’s most urgently needed is clear: accelerated investment in communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

01-11-2022 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

COP27: The world cannot afford another set of vague promises, warns IFRC


Despite the available evidence, new data shows that none of the world's 30 most vulnerable countries are among the 30 highest recipients of adaptation funding per capita.

07-09-2022 | Latest News , Africa

Horn of Africa hunger crisis: Addressing needs of nomadic communities is crucial to saving lives


Nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes in search of food and water in parts of Somalia and Kenya, as a catastrophic hunger crisis continues to unfold.

20-06-2022 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

Francesco Rocca wins re-election as President of the IFRC


Francesco Rocca has secured a second four-year term as President of the IFRC. Mr. Rocca was elected by representatives of 192 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies at the IFRC’s 23rd General Assembly held in Geneva.