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Statement: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) mourns death of another Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer killed in the line of duty

The IFRC strongly condemns violence and demands humanitarian workers be respected and protected under all circumstances

With great sadness, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) confirms the death of Bashir Shuaib, a volunteer with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS).  Bashir was killed while on official first aid duties with the SRCS on 23 May. We send our deepest condolences to…

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World Immunization Week: Delivering vaccines and trustworthy information to communities around the world

National Societies are engaging with people at the local level, building trust and delivering immunizations to people who are coping with crises or living in places where vaccines are hard to obtain

A mother of four and restaurant owner from Dabola, in central Guinea, Diaraye says she felt scared about the vaccines. She didn’t think she had enough information and she’d heard rumours about harmful side effects. Several health workers came to visit her to try and convince her to vaccinate her…

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) condemns killing of Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer while on duty

Since the beginning of the year, nineteen IFRC network members have died while performing their vital humanitarian duties

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) confirms the killing of Hossam El-Din Awad Mohamed Khalifa, a volunteer from the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, in Tuti Island, Khartoum State, on 10 April while on duty. Reports indicate that Hossam was fatally shot while he and other…

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World Malaria Day: Volunteer goes the last mile to save baby boy’s life in Sierra Leone

Discover how a Sierra Leone Red Cross Society volunteer helped save a baby boy from malaria, and how the IFRC is working to tackle the disease around the world

Malaria is a preventable and curable disease yet continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives every year—mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Discover how a Sierra Leone Red Cross Society volunteer helped save a baby boy from malaria, and how the IFRC is working to tackle the disease around the world.…

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Statement by the members of the Governing Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Amid tremendously challenging circumstances, including armed conflicts and neglected global crises, 2023 was one of the deadliest years for humanitarian aid workers ever recorded, with over 400 lives lost

We, the members of the Governing Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are gravely concerned about the escalating human toll of violence and conflict around the world. Today, we call on all parties to ensure the safety and protection of humanitarian workers and…

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Deadly heatwave in the Sahel and West Africa would have been impossible without human-caused climate change

The hottest temperature occurred on April 3, when Mali recorded 48.5°C

The recent deadly heatwave in the Sahel and West Africa with temperatures above 45°C would not have been possible without human-caused climate change, according to rapid analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists from the World Weather Attribution group. In late March and early this April, extreme heat impacted countries in the…

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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement urges support for conflict victims: 'We cannot let Sudan become another forgotten crisis'

The acute shortages of essential resources such as food, water and fuel, along with a seriously degraded healthcare system, are just some of the terrible consequences of the fighting

One year of conflict in Sudan is taking a devastating human toll. Over 8 million people have been displaced, and tens of thousands have been killed or wounded. The acute shortages of essential resources such as food, water and fuel, along with a seriously degraded healthcare system, are just some…

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Global Summit announces ‘sprint of action’ to tackle consequences of extreme heat

The Global Summit on Extreme Heat, held on Thursday, was co-hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Extreme heat is a silent, yet formidable adversary that – without action – will kill thousands in coming years. But, as participants at the first-ever Global Summit on Extreme Heat heard, there is plenty that can be done. Countering the worst of extreme heat’s impact will take action from the local…

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Cameroon - Cash assistance: ‘Today, I see a brighter future for my daughters’

A global partnership providing cash assistance is helping local populations meet their most urgent needs

Armed violence, climate change and COVID-19 have combined to exacerbate the basic needs of people living in several regions of Cameroon. A global partnership providing cash assistance is helping local populations meet their most urgent needs. For several years now, the Far North region of Cameroon has been facing the…

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Cholera: Outbreak silences a once vibrant town in southwestern Zimbabwe

The village is grappling with a relentless cholera outbreak, starkly highlighting the severity of the disease

Swift action by health authorities and Red Cross volunteers saves lives as cholera shuts down community life and people focus on stopping the outbreak’s spread Where children would normally be playing, it is now quiet on the streets of Mapanza, a small village in the southwest of Zimbabwe. The communal…