127 results found for Africa
23-09-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

At least 51.6 million people doubly hit by climate-related disasters and COVID-19, new analysis by IFRC reveals

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New analysis published today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre reveals that at least 51.6 million people worldwide have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and COVID-19.

07-08-2020 | Latest News , Africa

South Africa: Lessons of HIV/AIDS key to halting COVID-19 slide, says Red Cross

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A senior Red Cross official warned on Thursday that South Africa needed to learn lessons from the country’s fight against HIV/AIDS to help curb the rise in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, as the number crossed the half a million mark on 1 August 2020.

28-05-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 3.1 billion Swiss francs (3.19 billion US dollars) to curb COVID-19’s spread and assist world’s most vulnerable amid the pandemic

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is appealing for 3.1 billion Swiss francs (3.19 billion US dollars) to urgently scale up its global response to curb COVID-19’s rapid spread and assist the world’s most vulnerable people amid the pandemic.

20-05-2020 | Latest News , Africa

East Africa: Red Cross raises the alarm over a “triple menace” of floods, COVID-19 and locusts

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A series of mutually exacerbating disasters is unfolding in East Africa, on a scale rarely seen in decades, warned the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

09-04-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

Red Cross volunteers take on COVID-19 fight in the community

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GENEVA - The Red Cross and Red Crescent is scaling up COVID-19 programmes across every region and is working particularly closely with the most affected and at-risk countries to keep people healthy and safe

11-03-2020 | Latest News , Africa

Mozambique: Thousands remain vulnerable to recurrent disasters one year on from Cyclone Idai

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It is almost 12 months since Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, but communities remain intensely vulnerable to the next big disaster, which is a matter of “when, not if”—the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.

12-12-2019 | Latest News , Africa

Southern Africa: Food Crisis

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Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and climate crisis in the region.

08-11-2019 | Latest News , Africa

Mozambique: Thousands at risk of disease and malnutrition as rainy season begins

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More than half a year since cyclones Idai and Kenneth hit Mozambique, thousands of people are at risk of disease outbreaks and worsening food insecurity during the coming rainy season.

19-09-2019 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

The Cost of Doing Nothing

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A new report by the world’s largest humanitarian network warns that the number of people needing humanitarian assistance every year as a result of climate-related disasters could double by 2050.

13-06-2019 | Latest News , Africa

Red Cross on Alert as Uganda Confirms First Ebola Case

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According to the Ministry of Health, a five-year-old boy from Uganda returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 10 June. The child presented with Ebola symptoms...