Aid organisations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need to “reset” their response to the current Ebola outbreak and place more emphasis on understanding and addressing persistent community fears, mistrust and concerns.
The international community must urgently increase its investment in Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before the outbreak escalates further.
Red Cross teams in northern Mozambique are reporting serious damage in towns and communities that bore the brunt of Cyclone Kenneth overnight.
An estimated 2 million people – one in every 40 people in Iran – need humanitarian assistance as a result of the massive floods that have swept across the country.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is worsening as trust in the response effort falters, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The Red Cross is working round the clock to ensure that Mozambique’s cholera crisis doesn’t threaten tens of thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Cyclone Idai. More than 1,700 cases of the deadly disease have now been confirmed.
As the flooding emergency in Iran worsens, the world’s largest humanitarian network has released just under 500,000 Swiss francs to bolster local Red Crescent relief efforts.
More than 2,300 people isolated since Cycone Idai struck Mozambique received a major delivery of Red Cross emergency supplies late yesterday.
The Red Cross and Red Crescent is speeding up efforts to prevent disease in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, with the arrival today of an Emergency Response Unit providing sanitation for 20,000 people every day. Two emergency field hospitals will follow.
The Secretary General of the IFRC, Elhadj As Sy: “The scale and scope of suffering and damage is breath taking. Hundreds of thousands of people have been impacted. We must respond fast and at scale..."