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ICRC: Why the second wave of locust swarms could prove disastrous for East Africa

As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers in East Africa are facing yet another devastating outbreak; a second wave of desert locusts. This has sparked fears of widespread crop loss and serious levels of food insecurity in the region. CNBC Africa spoke to Crystal Wells, East Africa Spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross for more.

Red Cross to partner with private sector in intervention methods for Nigeria

President of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer says the Red Cross is experimenting with private sector partnerships for more impact. According to the International Red Cross Chief, while traditional humanitarianism is important in short term emergency, long term protracted conflicts, especially in Africa, demand a different strategy. To discuss this and more, President of the International Committee of Red Cross, Peter Maurer joins CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for more.

ICRC’s Ralph El Hage on supporting Nigerian entrepreneurs in conflict zones

Ralph El Hage, Country Manager for Donor Relations and Private sector partnerships at the International Committee of the Red Cross says the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working to support entrepreneurs from crisis areas in Nigeria. To discuss ICRC’s collaboration with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, he joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for more.
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