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Looking after the Covid-19 dead to protect the living

South Africa has largely escaped the fate of several European countries and the United States, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare, just in case

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Not every day is perfect, but it’s a bit better’

Humanitarian assistance doesn’t always work right away. That doesn’t mean we should stop trying.

In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

70% of all illness deaths are due to easily treatable malaria, acute watery diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Udier Village

New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

South Sudan's five-year-long civil war has left possibly tens of thousands of people without limbs — a toll that may never be accurately established

Red Cross on ICC exit: Justice, negotiations and peace are not mutually exclusive

The Red Cross's Peter Maurer told the Mail & Guardian his immediate concern with the withdrawal from the ICC was one of perception.

Torture claims surface amid Syrian violence

As Damascus sees its heaviest fighting since Syria's conflict began, reports suggest Al-Assad's regime is not alone in committing human rights abuses.

Kidnapped British Red Cross doctor found dead, beheaded

The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been found dumped by the roadside.

Red Cross banned from al-Shabaab controlled areas in Somalia

Al-Shabaab's ban on one of the few agencies still operating in Somalia could deprive hundreds of thousands of people of critical food aid.

Medical emergency fears as Libyan exodus continues

Streams of civilians have fled Sirte in Libya while the Red Cross warns of a medical emergency and battles continue.

Yemen’s Saleh calls for early elections

Yemeni President Abdullah Ali Saleh has called for early elections in his first speech since returning to Yemen.

Red Cross: 2,5-million people affected by Pakistan floods

Fears were growing on Monday for up to 2,5-million people affected by Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years amid outbreaks of disease.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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