EXPLAINER | What is Covid-19 contact tracing and how does it work? We ask an expert

2020-04-03 13:27

News24 spoke to the Red Cross' George Mamabolo, the acting national programmes manager in charge of contact tracing, to find out how this essential tool is contributing to locating and isolating those who have been in contact with people who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Red Cross to get armed escorts in violent Mexican city

2019-04-15 23:00

Red Cross ambulances in the Mexican city of Salamanca will get armed escorts for the most risky calls, after the organisation briefly closed because of violence.

Boko Haram kills kidnapped midwife

2018-09-18 06:02

Boko Haram militants have killed a midwife who was kidnapped in an attack in remote northeast Nigeria more than six months ago, the Red Cross says.

12 killed in clashes in CAR capital: Red Cross

2018-05-24 12:00

Twelve people have been killed in the volatile Muslim-majority district of PK5 in the Central African Republic's capital Bangui in clashes after a grenade went off, the Red Cross says.

Red Cross 'flooded' by requests from Syrians looking for missing family members

2018-04-26 10:19

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says it has been "flooded" with about 13 000 requests in the last six months from Syrians looking for missing family members.

Red Cross says staffer dies after car bombing in Somalia

2018-03-29 17:45

The International Committee of the Red Cross says one of its staff members is dead after a car bombing in Somalia's capital.

About 11 000 displaced people flee violence in CAR

2017-12-06 21:29

Violence near the northern border of Central African Republican has forced thousands of people to flock to the tiny town of Paoua, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Red Cross shocked by driver's killing in South Sudan

2017-09-09 17:02

The Red Cross says it is shocked by the killing of one of its staffers in South Sudan as dangers to humanitarian workers rise amid the country's civil war.

'I was among the dead and injured': horror in CAR

2017-08-21 14:45

Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked.

6 Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

2017-08-09 16:43

Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.


Jaguar Land Rover hands over vehicles to SA Red Cross to minimise coronavirus spread

2020-03-31 15:52

The latest private sector company to donate services is Jaguar Land Rover South Africa who has made 11 vehicles available to the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) in order to keep the organisation mobile in its efforts to control and minimise the spread of the disease.

Over 100 000 missing people is a global crisis - Red Cross

2018-10-30 21:26

The International Committee of the Red Cross says over 100 000 people around the world are missing, calling it a global crisis.

Red Cross leader: Rohingya crisis needs political solutions

2018-07-03 22:07

Red Cross leader says humanitarian help alone will not solve Rohingya refugee crisis and inclusive political solutions are needed for the 700 000 people who fled Myanmar violence to Bangladesh.

WATCH: Victims of Boko Haram receive new lease on life

Njidda Maidugu never thought he would walk on two legs again after a suicide bombing in Nigeria. Now, he has been given hope. Watch.

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Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda

2018-04-05 16:45

More than 40 people who fled fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from cholera at a refugee camp in Uganda, the Red Cross has said

Kenya Red Cross says 8 500 asylum-seekers flee Ethiopia

2018-03-15 10:02

The Kenya Red Cross says more than 8 500 Ethiopians have crossed the border into Kenyan territory seeking asylum from conflict after government troops mistakenly killed civilians.

Red Cross suspends work in vast region of South Sudan

2017-09-14 15:35

The Red Cross says it is suspending operations in a vast area of South Sudan after one of its workers was shot dead while delivering aid.

Red Cross warns unpaid wages deepening S Sudan crisis

2017-08-21 18:31

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that South Sudan's inability to pay civil servants risked worsening a humanitarian crisis and urged donors to step in.

Humanitarian groups urge UN to take 'immediate action' in CAR

2017-08-16 08:42

Aid groups have called on the United Nations to take "immediate action" in the Central African Republic, saying the conflict-wracked nation is "teetering on the brink of catastrophe".

'Dozens' killed in Mali clashes before helicopter crash

2017-07-28 08:19

A group of former separatist rebels in Mali killed "dozens" of members of a pro-government armed group before a UN helicopter monitoring the fighting crashed in the country's north, sources say.

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