Congo’s Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

Africa 04/12/19, 07:35

A top Red Cross official said Friday he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus in Congo after a recent spike in cases. Emanuele Capobianco spoke by phone ahead of a key World Health Organization meeting in Geneva later Friday about whether ...

Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 as needs for aid grow

Africa 03/22/19, 02:54

The secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Mozambique says the death toll following Cyclone Idai could exceed the 1,000 predicted by the country's president earlier this week.Elhadj As Sy said humanitarian needs are great and "we will be seeing more in the weeks ...

Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts

Africa 10/04/18, 04:15

The international community is sounding new alarm after three Red Cross workers were attacked while trying to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo.The U.N. Security Council seeks an immediate end to hostilities as it leaves for a Congo visit Thursday. Human Rights Watch urges an investigation into massacres ...

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