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Mozambique: “Tens of thousands of families have lost everything”

Some cholera cases have been reported in Beira along with an increasing number of malaria infections among people trapped by the flooding

The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), speaking at the end of a visit to Beira, Mozambique and surrounding areas, said: “The scale and scope of suffering and damage is breath taking. Hundreds of thousands of people have been impacted in some…

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Emergency water and sanitation units deployed to disaster-struck Mozambique

In addition to water and sanitation, IFRC and Mozambique Red Cross are also aiming to address the massive shelter needs caused by the tropical cyclone and the floods

Two major emergency response units are being deployed to Beira in Mozambique as the world’s largest humanitarian network continues to scale up its response to Cyclone Idai. The first will provide basic sanitation facilities for up to 20,000 people. The second will produce up to 225,000 litres of clean water…

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Understanding and working with communities is essential to end Ebola, says International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General

The DRC Red Cross is set to strengthen its Ebola operation with the support of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners

The Secretary General of the world’s largest humanitarian network has called on organizations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs. Speaking at the end of a three day…

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Mozambique cyclone: “90 per cent” of Beira and surrounds damaged or destroyed

While the physical impact of Idai is beginning to emerge, the human impact is unclear

The scale of damage caused by cyclone Idai that hit the Mozambican city of Beira is massive and horrifying. This is the initial assessment of a team of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aid workers that reached the devasted city yesterday. Jamie LeSueur, who is…

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Widespread damage feared as Cyclone Idai approaches the Coast of Mozambique

In Tete and Zambesia, Mozambique Red Cross has mobilized more than 200 volunteers to share early warning information to at-risk communities

With Tropical Cyclone Idai expected to make landfall in central Mozambique in about 12 hours, aid workers are warning that it could cause extensive damage and displace tens of thousands of people. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has just released more than 340,000 Swiss…

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Mozambique: Emergency teams on alert as “dangerous and powerful” Tropical Cyclone Idai looms

Depending on its intensity and trajectory, Cyclone Idai could also exacerbate the situation in southern Malawi where more than 115,000 people have been affected by severe flooding

Mozambique is on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Idai barrels towards the country’s central coast. Red Cross disaster response teams in Zambesia and Sofala provinces are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landfall towards the end of the week. Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Regional Director for Africa for the…

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Immediate and durable solutions to the displacement crisis in Africa needed, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Sub-Saharan Africa hosts over 18 million displaced people

African governments need to do more to protect and support vulnerable people on the move, irrespective of their legal status and irrespective of their reason for leaving their homes. This was the message delivered today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at an African…

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General in Egypt

He will be advocating for increased international support for the local action of the Egyptian Red Crescent

The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Elhadj As Sy, will travel to Cairo, Egypt, this week. He will be advocating for increased international support for the local action of the Egyptian Red Crescent. He will meet Red Crescent leadership, volunteers and staff.…

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Red Cross / Red Crescent Leadership at Marrakech Migration Conference

Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General, will be in Morocco from 8–11 December

Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders will strongly press governments to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and to translate the ambitions of the agreement into tangible actions that prioritize the safety and dignity of all people on the move. Francesco Rocca, President of the International…

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Red Cross volunteers injured during Ebola burial in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Two of the volunteers were seriously wounded and are now receiving medical care for their injuries

Three Red Cross volunteers were injured Tuesday (2 October) when they were attacked while carrying out a safe and dignified burial in the city of Butembo in the north east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Two of the volunteers were seriously wounded and are now receiving medical…