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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.

Dadaab medical checkpoint

East Africa: malnutrition rates in Dadaab plummet as Red Cross steps in

04 Jul 2012

The Kenya Red Cross has helped cut the number of people in the Ifo II camp suffering from severe malnutrition by 75 per cent.

Red Cross volunteers clearing landslide debris

Uganda Red Cross helps landslide survivors

12 Jul 2012

As the Red Cross continues to help people after a landslide in Uganda, heavy rains in the region mean thousands remain at risk.

Sahel mother with children

West Africa: a further £120,000 to help people facing food crisis

22 May 2012

The British Red Cross is sending a further £120,000 from its Disaster Fund to support work in west Africa tackling a severe food crisis.

Ivory Coast refugees in Liberia

Red Cross support for survivors of Ivorian conflict

20 Apr 2012

The Red Cross has started a livelihoods programme in Liberia to help more than 9,000 people still struggling after Ivory Coast conflict.

Mother and child at a Red Cross community-based nutrition project

British Red Cross releases funds to support west Africa

21 Mar 2012

The British Red Cross has released £125,000 from its Disaster Fund in an attempt to head off a looming disaster in the Sahel region of west Africa.

A Tunisian child is carried by his father, crossing into Tunisia

How we helped in Libya and the region

As civil unrest continues in the Arab world, thousands of people have been killed or injured. Find out how we’re helping people in a desperate situation.

Aden with fruit, Kenya

East Africa six months on: how we are helping

12 Jan 2012

Six months on from the launch of our East Africa Food Crisis Appeal, the generosity of our donors has helped the Red Cross provide relief to hundreds of thousands of malnourished people.

Animals drink in Kenya

Rains bring hope in east Africa, but Red Cross support remains vital

22 Nov 2011

Efforts to improve access to food and reduce deaths in the Horn of Africa are beginning to pay off, but around 250,000 people continue to face imminent starvation.

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