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British Red Cross launches food crisis appeal

03 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross today launched its East Africa Food Crisis Appeal to help some of the almost twenty million people across the region currently facing severe hunger

Somali woman in health centre

Healthcare and hope in Somalia

04 Nov 2013

The British Red Cross has supported the Somali Red Crescent Society in developing a new healthcare programme for the next five years as the country looks to leave its troubled past behind.

Farmers in Somalia with goats

Somali photo exhibition celebrates 150 years of humanitarian action

15 Feb 2013

A new photography exhibition kicks off celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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.

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.

Seeds distributed by the ICRC in Somalia

Red Cross begins food distribution to one million Somalis

06 Oct 2011

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Somali Red Crescent have started their largest food distribution programme.

Steven Fry speaks at a Red Cross event

Red Cross event to honour Stephen Fry and aid Somalia

28 Sep 2011

British Red Cross will pay tribute to Stephen Fry at a special gala dinner, raising funds for the work of the Red Cross in Somalia.

Somali Red Crescent volunteers distribute food

Red Cross distributes food aid in famine-hit Somalia

02 Aug 2011

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been able to distribute life-saving food aid in areas of Somalia suffering from famine.

A displaced pastoralist boy sits with his grandmother

Somalia: Red Cross providing emergency relief for over a million people

04 Aug 2011

As the UN declares that famine has spread in Somalia, the Red Cross is scaling up its emergency relief operation and appealing for more funds.

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