Africa

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The Canadian Red Cross supports National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Africa in helping vulnerable communities become strong and resilient. Thousands of dedicated volunteers and staff members in Africa work day and night, often in extreme and dangerous conditions, to meet this goal. We support our partners in Africa to implement programs that improve the health of women and children, reduce risks from disasters and help communities rebuild after conflict and disaster. We believe that strong African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are vital to real and lasting change for African communities.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a long recorded history of emergencies and disasters, including epidemics, floods, landslides, earthquakes and, most commonly, drought.

Kenya

The Kenya Red Cross and the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), funded by the Canadian Red Cross and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development is implementing a project for improving maternal, newborn and child survival in Central Pokot district, West Pokot county, Kenya.

Liberia

The Liberia Red Cross, supported by the Canadian Red Cross and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, is implementing a project for improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in Bomi, Barpolu and Grand Gedeh.

Mali

The Mali Red Cross, supported by the Canadian Red Cross and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, is implementing a project for improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in Sikasso and Koulikoro.

South Sudan

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan is dire. Millions of people have suffered the devastating consequences of conflict that has waged for decades and continues to bring devastation in various parts of the country.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

For more than 10 years, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has faced an on-going, complex and multi-faceted humanitarian crisis due to violent armed conflicts in several regions, vast numbers of displaced and refugees, various epidemics, a general context of poverty and precariousness and local conflicts.

West Africa Partnership Program

The people of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Mali have experienced hardships due to economic instability, conflict and natural disasters. As communities rebuild, so do the Sierra Leone, Liberian and Mali Red Cross Societies.