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Great strides have been made towards the eradication of polio in recent years, which is why an outbreak of the highly infectious viral disease in the Horn of Africa last year was met with such dismay. More
Four years after an earthquake struck Haiti – a country that was already struggling with a weak infrastructure and widespread poverty – we take a look at some of the recovery work undertaken by the British Red Cross in the capital Port-au-Prince.
Click on the map to read, see and listen to some of the stories from the suburb of Delmas 19.
From reuniting families to handing out clean water, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has supported people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in a huge variety of ways since the disaster hit the Philippines.
The Movement has already given food to more than 950,000 people in the country’s worst-affected areas.
And in the months ahead Red Cross staff and volunteers will help some people with cash transfers – money they can use to survive and recover from the disaster. More
Millions of Syrians face a long winter with little protection against the freezing cold.
As the British Red Cross readies a winter shipment of aid to Syria, including thermal blankets, other member societies of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement are on the ground distributing aid to Syrian Refugees in border countries. More
Months of unrest in Central African Republic (CAR) have left civilians living in fear.
During a recent visit to London, Patrick L’Hote, head of operations for central and southern Africa with the International Committee of the Red Cross, spoke about the desperate plight of civilians in CAR. More
This is a guest blog written by Gerard Ferrie, a British Red Cross delegate recently deployed to Namibia. The country is facing its worst drought in 30 years and the Red Cross is supporting the emergency response. Gerard arrived in Namibia at the end of September and was based in the northern town of Opuwo. More
Assaults on health-care workers and those in their care are forbidden under international and humanitarian law, yet still they continue.
There were at least 921 violent incidents against health-care personnel, facilities and wounded or sick people in 2012, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which is campaigning to raise awareness of the issue. More