Red Cross

Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN...

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

Economic crisis cuts swathe through Venezuela society

Venezuela is locked in a deep economic and political crisis despite sitting on the world's largest oil reserves

Militants claim kidnap of missing Red Cross team in Mali

The Red Cross says one of its teams in Mali is missing, which al-Qaeda-aligned group Mujao has reportedly confirmed was kidnapped by them.

CAR’s new leader orders security crackdown

The CAR's new interim leader has ordered troops in Bangui to shoot troublemakers "at point blank range" in a bid to end months of violence.

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan leaves hundreds dead

One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall in the Philippines has left more than 1 000 people dead in the country, says the Red Cross.

Red Cross suspends Gerry Elsdon as secretary general

The South African Red Cross's governing board has suspended former beauty queen and TV personality Gerry Elsdon with immediate effect.

Red Cross finds scores of bodies in CAR capital

The Red Cross in the Central African Republic said it has found some 78 bodies in the streets of the capital Bangui since it fell to the rebels.

Hopes to end Syrian violence

Visiting Red Cross chief is seeking access to those detained in more than five months of anti-regime protests in Syria.

Press Releases

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA