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Six-month-old Issa being assessed as malnourished

Hadjatou's story

Hadjatou cradles her six-month-old son after learning from a Red Cross nurse that her baby is acutely malnourished.

Kadiatou Konnare with one of her children

Kadiatou's story: feeding my children scraps of food

Kadiatou Konnare is facing a more daunting struggle to feed her seven children than most people will ever know.

N’faly Traore

N'faly's story: soon people will have nothing to eat

"In 12 years volunteering for the Red Cross I have never seen a catastrophe like the current food crisis here in the Sahel region of Mali."

Vegetables Oroukia grows through the Red Cross project are helping keep her family from the brink of starvation

Oroukia's story: oasis of hope in the Sahel

Oroukia Boulo and her husband have seven children. Instead of being able to fill their three granaries after harvesting their cereal crops this year, they couldn’t even fill one.

Ouilimatou in his grandmother's lap

Ouilimatou's story: young and hungry

As Ouilimatou lies, listless, in his grandmother’s lap he does not look like a child who is nearly two years old.

Sorhow and some of her children

Sorhow's story: hunger is hard to deal with

Usually Sorhow's family grows enough millet and sorghum to feed themselves, but inadequate rainfall caused their last harvest to fail.

A woman washes her hands

Hygiene team helps thousands after floods

11 Jul 2013

A British Red Cross team has helped thousands of people in the wake of devastating floods in Mozambique.

Aimee is reunited with her family

Aimee's story: escaping years of persecution

Aimee and her son narrowly escaped being shot in a Congo detention camp. Now in Glasgow, we helped her contact her family and start over.

Photo of a woman

Alia’s story: building a new life

After fleeing torture and persecution in Eritrea, refugee Alia is building a new life in the UK with our help.

Local Red Cross worker gathering information for the refugees on the banks of river Ubangi

Conflict affects entire population of the Central African Republic

30 May 2013

Tens of thousands of people are in need of shelter, healthcare and food following violent clashes between armed factions in the Central African Republic.

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