Tag: international committee of the red cross

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.

How climate change is threatening food security & peace in the Horn of Africa

The last decade was the warmest on record as a result of climate change and the horn of Africa is one the regions that have been hit the most. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, people in Ethiopia, Somalia, and other parts of Eastern Africa are increasingly caught between deadly extremes weather conditions in addition to violence. Julien Lerisson, Head of ICRC Delegation in Ethiopia joins CNBC Africa 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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