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Guinea Red Cross volunteers disinfect a hospital in Tahouay, suburb of Conakry, in Guinea

Red Cross sends specialists to fight West Africa Ebola outbreak

31 Jul 2014

The British Red Cross is deploying two more workers to West Africa as governments and aid agencies scale up efforts to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Two Red Cross workers being disinfected in Guinea

Red Cross sends health worker to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola outbreak

06 Jun 2014

Following an outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone, the British Red Cross has deployed a health worker to the region to help the response.

A smiling woman wearing a Sierra Leone Red Cross peace animator t-shirt

Video: peace building in Sierra Leone

We’re encouraging communities in war-torn Sierra Leone to work together and build peace through participating in development activities.

A group of young children standing in aline in Sierra Leone

A donor's project visit

Lord Portsmouth has generously supported the Red Cross for many years. He visited Sierra Leone to witness the difference the Red Cross makes.

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.

A woman cradling a baby

South Sudan Crisis Appeal launched

06 Mar 2014

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help save lives in South Sudan where nearly one million people have been made homeless by fighting.

Agro-pastoralists in Tin Akof, northern Burkina Faso, at a Red Cross distribution of food vouchers.

How we helped

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement helped across the Sahel region of west Africa.

People line up to access clean drinking water in a camp hosting displaced people in Juba.

South Sudan conflict: British Red Cross pledges support to save lives

04 Feb 2014

Nearly one million people have been made homeless by fighting in South Sudan. The Red Cross is working to alleviate the vast humanitarian crisis.

Mobile cinema in Sierra Leone

Health care 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 working to improve community-based health care.

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