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Mother holding her child in the middle of a crop of cassava

Ugandan communities plant trees to avert disaster

19 Nov 2012

A new Red Cross programme is helping reduce the impact of disasters in Uganda where environmental degradation is causing more frequent landslides.

Jebbeh sits outside her home

Jebbeh’s story: a voice of unity after war

After surviving civil war in Sierra Leone, this is Jebbeh’s story about re-building a community in the aftermath of conflict.

Children in assembly raising their hands

War affected youth in Sierra Leone

We’re helping children who grew up in the decade-long Sierra Leone civil war, through counselling, education and vocational training.

Female silhouette against sky

Almaz's story: reunited with her daughters

When Almaz fled Ethiopia in fear of her life, leaving behind her husband and four daughters, she didn’t know if she’d ever see them again.

Djibouti: improving water and sanitation

Djibouti suffers very high levels of poverty – but the Red Cross is helping some of its poorest people look forward to a better future.

Woman washing her hands in Sierra Leone

Emergency team helps control cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone

22 Oct 2012

A Red Cross emergency team has built latrines and promoted good hygiene practices to help control a cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone.

South Sudan Red Cross volunteers at work in Kapuri transit camp

Red Cross releases £200,000 to help Sudan conflict refugees

24 Sep 2012

Severe water shortages in refugee camps close to the Sudanese border have worsened the humanitarian situation, making conditions dire and survival a struggle.

Red Cross worker helps distribute grain

Six months on: Red Cross continues to help in west Africa

14 Sep 2012

Six months after the British Red Cross launched its West Africa Food Crisis Appeal, it continues to help people in the Sahel – where 17 million are still facing severe food shortages.

Red Cross worker gives people information about Cholera

Red Cross sends team to cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone

22 Aug 2012

The British Red Cross has sent an emergency response team to Sierra Leone following a cholera outbreak, which has been declared a national emergency.

Young people in a Liberian Red Cross tailoring class

Miata’s story: hope after horror of Ivory Coast crisis

After fleeing violence in the Ivory Coast, Miata arrived in Liberia with nothing. Now the Red Cross is training her to be a tailor.

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