135 results found for Africa
04-10-2021 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

New #ClimateChangedMe campaign sounds a global alarm: “The climate crisis is here, and we need to act now.”

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The IFRC launched today an innovative campaign showcasing the impact of climate change on people’s lives across the globe. The campaign, #ClimateChangedMe, takes a twist on a typical “self-help” book and presents climate change as the “ultimate life-changing experience”.

16-09-2021 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

More than 139 million people hit by climate crisis and COVID-19, new IFRC analysis reveals

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242.

11-08-2021 | Latest News , Africa

Somalia: Three million face starvation and disease, warns IFRC, as it calls for swift action

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The IFRC has warned that Somalia is on the cusp of a humanitarian catastrophe. One in 4 people face high levels of acute food insecurity and more than 800,000 children under the age of five are at risk of acute malnutrition unless they receive treatment and food assistance immediately.

10-02-2021 | Latest News , Africa

After visiting Tigray, IFRC President calls for increased humanitarian response

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The President of the world’s largest humanitarian network has ended a visit to Ethiopia’s Mekele city in Tigray region with a plea for increased humanitarian response to better meet the needs of people affected by recent fighting.

30-11-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

IFRC: Success of COVID-19 vaccine relies on our ability to address “mistrust pandemic”

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The President of the world’s largest humanitarian organization has warned that efforts to roll out a potential COVID-19 vaccine could fail unless equally ambitious efforts to counteract rapidly rising levels of mistrust and misinformation are put in place.

15-10-2020 | Latest News , Africa

Sudan floods: “The conditions are simply appalling” says IFRC Secretary General, as emergency appeal remains woefully underfunded

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The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has returned from Sudan, where unprecedented flooding has killed more than 100 people and left over 875,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance – about half of whom are children.

13-10-2020 | Latest News , Africa

Forecast-based Financing in southern Africa – The Future of Disaster Risk Reduction for the humanitarian sector

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As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the IFRC in southern Africa has introduced an innovative way of anticipating humanitarian crises to enable early action and reduce their impact on communities most vulnerable to natural shocks.

09-10-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

World Mental Health Day: New Red Cross survey shows COVID-19 affecting mental health of one in two people

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Half of all respondents in a seven-country survey said that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, an ICRC survey found.

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.