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Italian Red Cross nurse Daniela and her team rescue a group of people stranded in a sinking boat in the Mediterranean.

Migration report

Humanity at a crossroads: Migrants’ journeys on the Central Mediterranean Route

A trekker walks infront of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro trek

Join Team Red Cross in this trek up the highest freestanding mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro.

South Sudan Red Cross out in town

Renewed violence in South Sudan's capital

13 Jul 2016

After fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital Juba over the weekend, Red Cross staff are beginning to assess the situation there. Armed confrontations have escalated in Juba from Thursday 7 July.

Women using community water pump

Water and sanitation in Zimbabwe

The Red Cross is improving access to water and tackling poor sanitation in Zimbabwe by uniting communities and promoting change.

Moyamba Red Cross branch Mothers´club volunteers in a back yard garden

How we're helping in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world and was devastated by a civil war. Read how the Red Cross is improving community-based health care.

Group of children in doorway

Liberia crisis 2003

The 14-year long civil war in Liberia came to an end when a peace agreement was signed between government forces and opposition groups on 18 August 2003.

South Africa Boniswe and daughter in their home

Boniswe's story: life with a smile

She may be living with HIV, but Boniswe Petronella Maphanga, 30, has a radiant smile, a gentle sing-song voice and a joyful attitude to life.

South Africa Florence smiles as she lies in bed

Florence's story: "I’m frightened of passing away and there being no one to look after the children"

After losing all her children, Florence, 75, now cares for all six grandchildren and the Red Cross provides them with vital support.

Londaka outside the Red Cross kids club

Londaka's story: memories of my mother

Londaka is one of 1.4 million children orphaned by HIV-related illness in South Africa. Pink is her favourite colour, as was her mother’s.

In Ha Konote village, the Red Cross running activities such as traditional dance and singing.

Our HIV programme in Lesotho

We support HIV prevention and treatment in Lesotho, which has one of the highest HIV infection rates among adults in the world.

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