Red Cross

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 21st, 2013
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The extraordinary resilience of Somalis in decades of conflict is honoured in a photo exhibition marking the 150th year of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The film uses interviews, historical images and archive footage to show how the ICRC and Somali Red Crescent have worked with ordinary So...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 30th, 2012
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The Kenyan Red Cross says more than 30,000 refugees have entered the country from Ethiopia in the past few days to escape fighting in their own country, though the ethnic battles now seem to have been contained and the exodus has turned to a trickle. The Kenyan Red Cross says the fighting was trigger...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 29th, 2012
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Dakar – Ethnic clashes in southern Ethiopia over land rights have left 18 people killed and caused thousands to flee across the nearby border to Kenya, the Kenyan Red Cross said on Saturday. Members of the Borana and Garri ethnic groups clashed around the town of Moyale, which is on Ethiopia...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burkina Faso
Jun 1st, 2012
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More than 60,000 refugees have fled Mali’s troubled north to Burkina Faso, where nearly three million people are already facing dangerous food shortages after poor rains and a failed harvest this year. The compound crises are straining relief efforts for the refugees, as well as local communiti...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 4th, 2012
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The Kenya Red Cross says four people have died after rocks fell on their houses in a Nairobi slum. The Red Cross said that big rocks rolled and landed on houses in a slum in Nairobi early Wednesday morning after heavy overnight rains. The statement said more than 40 houses were affected and there are...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 2nd, 2012
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The International Committee of the Red Cross is denying accusations by a Somali insurgent group that it distributed spoiled food to aid recipients in southern Somalia. Earlier this week, al-Shabab announced it was permanently shutting down Red Cross operations in areas that it controls, accusing the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jan 10th, 2012
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Benin City – Clashes that broke out after Muslims were violently targeted in the southern Nigerian city of Benin have left five people dead and more than 10 000 displaced, a Red Cross official said on Tuesday. “We have recorded so far five deaths – on both sides, those that have bee...
By benim
In Kenya
Sep 14th, 2011
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Nairobi – The death toll from a gasoline pipeline explosion in the Kenyan capital has risen to 87, a Red Cross official said on Tuesday, as the Kenyan government declared two days of mourning for the victims of the disaster. Earlier in the day, residents working with the Red Cross waded through...
By benim
In News
Sep 3rd, 2011
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Residents of Nigeria’s flood-stricken southwest say they are trying to recover after torrential rains washed away homes and killed more than 100 people. Ibadan resident Kafaya Adisa says she lost two children in last week’s flood. The Red Cross said late Friday that 102 people were killed...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 30th, 2011
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Nathan Gimei stares in shock at what used to be his village, a small Ugandan settlement ripped apart by a mudslide that submerged homes and killed entire families. “There were fifteen houses here, two shops, banana trees and coffee plants; now all that is gone,” he said, pointing to the c...