Red Cross Stories : Africa (Page 4)

Canadian Red Cross Stories


Red Cross responds to food shortages in the Sahel region

October 24, 2012 - In the Sahel region of Africa, short and infrequent bouts of rain have turned the once-verdant pastures into dry, barren fields.
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Red Cross helps combat cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone

October 18, 2012 - Mabela, one of many communities within Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, houses is home to 20,000 people and is currently battling one of the most intense cholera outbreaks the country has ever witnessed.
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Red Cross helps reconnect families from Somalia

October 10, 2012 - More than 16,700 Red Cross Messages were distributed in Somalia during 2011, while approximately 254 people were located following requests from family members.
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Red Cross increases aid programs to northern Mali

October 08, 2012 - In Mali, limited access to clean drinking water, coupled with the rainy season which increases the risk for contamination, has left thousands at risk for developing diseases.
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Red Cross services leave Horn of Africa stronger after drought

September 05, 2012 - Since 2011, the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa has affected more than 13 million people, leaving many without basic shelter and basic necessities.
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Red Cross helps renew family bonds for Democratic Republic of the Congo refugees

August 30, 2012 - During this emotionally traumatic period, organizations like the Canadian Red Cross have stepped forth to lend a helping hand.
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Ministry of Health reports 16 deaths from Ebola in Uganda

August 13, 2012 - An Ebola outbreak continues to affect communities in Uganda, causing a reported 16 deaths as of early August, according to the Ugandan Ministry of Health.
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The Red Cross works to give children in Liberia a helping hand

August 03, 2012 - Over the past 17 years, Liberia has seen war and poverty that have resulted in torn families and a broken educational system, leaving many children vulnerable to forced servitude.
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The Sahel declares a food and health emergency

August 02, 2012 - The area of Africa known as the Sahel, which spans across the Sahara desert and includes portions of Niger, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, The Gambia and Senegal, has declared a state of emergency due to food shortages and outbreaks of measles, meningitis and polio.
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