Red Cross Stories : Africa (Page 3)

Canadian Red Cross Stories


Kenyan women seek peace by starting a mixed-tribe group to grind maize to flour

April 01, 2014 - After clashes between Pokomo agriculturalists and Orma pastoralists affected Tana Delta district in late 2012, the Kenya Red Cross, through funding from the Canadian Red Cross, introduced the Tana Delta Violence Prevention Project. 

Red Cross responds to Ebola outbreak in Guinea

March 31, 2014 - Guinea has been hit by an Ebola outbreak, an infectious and contagious disease that is spread through contact with an infected person’s or animal’s secretions, such as saliva, or blood.

Red Cross expands latrine promotion in Kenya

February 25, 2014 - Like many in her Kenyan village called Kaptobogo, Eunice Kisang did not have a latrine at her home until late 2013. She and her family had always hid in nearby bushes to relieve themselves.

Energy saving stove training

September 04, 2013 - The South Sudan Red Cross provided a very successful training to the women (and men) of Komiri Payam in Budi County in energy saving mud stoves.

Fed through lean times

July 25, 2013 - In Senegal, drought caused food insecurity which affected millions, including 43-year-old mother of twelve, Khoudga Fall. The drought left Khoudga without adequate food to feed her family. Thankfully, we were there to respond. 

Canadian Red Cross responds to hunger crisis in Sahel region

July 01, 2013 - Eighteen million people in seven different countries were affected by a food and nutritional crisis including countries like Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

Hope blooms in Gambia's community gardens

April 23, 2013 - In Gambia, uneven rainfall distribution throughout the harvest season of 2011-2012 has had a disastrous impact on the agricultural production of farmers in the region, resulting in massive food shortages and decreased food security.

Responding to public health needs around the world

April 05, 2013 - In the aftermath of emergencies and disasters, people in affected communities can experience intense distress.

Red Cross Agricultural Show strives to improve food security in South Sudan

March 25, 2013 - The event, which highlighted new agricultural techniques, aimed at helping local farmers learn more about food production and how to increase food security.

How has the Canadian Red Cross shown its support for the Horn of Africa?

March 08, 2013 - With help from the Canadian Red Cross, communities in the Horn of Africa have been able to make strides toward recovery, but more work is still needed to help countries recover from this crisis.