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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…

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Zimbabwe: Harare suburbs rocked by “double punch” of cholera and typhoid

Red Cross volunteers are providing water treatment, tracking and referral services, and are going door-to-door to provide families in high risk areas with information about cholera prevention

More than 1,000 Red Cross volunteers are fanning out through the suburbs of Zimbabwe’s capital in a bid to contain a deadly cholera outbreak. The outbreak, which started on 5 September, has killed 25 people in the Harare suburbs of Budiriro and Glenview. About 3,000 cases have been reported, and…

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DR Congo: “Triple threat” of conflict, community resistance and increasing Ebola cases complicates response to outbreak

The response to the current outbreak is further complicated by major security concerns across North Kivu that are limiting access to people in need of assistance, treatment and care and making contact tracing more difficult

The response to the current Ebola outbreak is being further complicated by the triple threat of conflict, community resistance and a rising number of infections and deaths, says the Red Cross. According to the latest report of the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 75…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: “Triple threat” of conflict, community resistance and increasing Ebola cases complicates response to outbreak

The response to the current outbreak is further complicated by major security concerns across North Kivu that are limiting access to people in need of assistance, treatment and care and making contact tracing more difficult

The response to the current Ebola outbreak is being further complicated by the triple threat of conflict, community resistance and a rising number of infections and deaths, says the Red Cross. According to the latest report of the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 75…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu

This outbreak is the second to strike Democratic Republic of Congo in recent months and comes just one week after the Ministry of Health declared the end of a separate Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province

A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). The 19-person multidisciplinary team is made up of volunteers and staff from the Red Cross of the…

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General's Statement on the end of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The following can be attributed to Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): “We join the DRC Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, the DRC Red Cross and, above all, the people of Equateur Province in celebrating today’s announcement.…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Expected End of Ebola Outbreak

This announcement will come as a huge relief to the people living in the affected region as well as local and international responders

Tomorrow (24 July) will mark 42 days since the last patient with Ebola was identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). If no other cases of the Ebola virus disease are identified, the DRC Ministry of Health will announce the official end of the outbreak on Wednesday 25…

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“Major and Unmet Humanitarian Needs” Among South Sudanese in Sudan, says International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) Secretary General

Since the conflict in South Sudan started in late 2013, more than 2.4 million South Sudanese have fled in search of safety in neighbouring countries. Of these, around 760,000 have crossed into Sudan

Tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan are in “desperate” need of humanitarian assistance and care, says the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy. Mr Sy was speaking following a visit to Sudan’s White…

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Red Cross medical team deployed to Ebola response

So far, 25 people have been killed by the virus

A Red Cross medical team has been deployed to the centre of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The team – made up of doctors, nurses and water and sanitation experts from six Red Cross Societies – will support five health facilities in the city…