News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

28 January 2015

SARC teams on alert to alleviate the threatening winter conditions in Syria

Volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been deployed following heavy snow storms which hit the country in recent weeks.
Four people, including three children, die as violent storms hit the occupied Palestine territories
22 January 2015

Four people, including three children, die as violent storms hit the occupied Palestine territories

A strong and violent winter storm severely hit the occupied Palestine territories in early January, covering the Gaza Strip and the West Bank with snow and rain and leaving at least four people dead.
IFRC Secretary General visits volunteers and health workers in Syria
25 December 2014

IFRC Secretary General visits volunteers and health workers in Syria

Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, welcomed Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), at the Headquarters of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent ...
IFRC Secretary General visits Iranian Red Crescent, praises efforts of volunteers and leadership
22 December 2014

IFRC Secretary General visits Iranian Red Crescent, praises efforts of volunteers and leadership

“Commitment, dedication, passion, and professionalism, this is what we found at all levels starting from very young children who are learning our Fundamental Principles at the age of five till volunteers and leadership of the Iranian Red Crescent,”
Syrian families preparing for the cold winter ahead in Lebanon
12 December 2014

Syrian families preparing for the cold winter ahead in Lebanon

Two hours before the distribution started, temperature was two degrees below zero, but many of the children in Zahle have only flip flops on their feet.
“No life for a child” dealing with gunshot wounds in Jordan’s Azraq hospital
4 December 2014

“No life for a child” dealing with gunshot wounds in Jordan’s Azraq hospital

Nine-year-old Amnah arrived at the Azraq Syrian refugee camp in eastern Jordan scared and in pain. She had already spent three months being moved from house to house, community to community, before being taken across Syria’s southern border with Jordan in
More than 600 volunteers mobilised as heavy floods hit Moroccan cities, kill dozens
2 December 2014

More than 600 volunteers mobilised as heavy floods hit Moroccan cities, kill dozens

The winter season has hit Morocco this year with full force as heavy rains and floods invaded numerous southern cities and towns, causing numerous deaths and leading to a severe damage in the country’s infrastructure
Vital support from the Jordan Red Crescent Society brings stability to families affected by the crisis in Syria
2 December 2014

Vital support from the Jordan Red Crescent Society brings stability to families affected by the crisis in Syria

Four stories above a noisy, busy highway in Abu Alanda, Amman, Makiea Abulkarim Al Masri has made her home. But this is no ordinary home, and no ordinary woman.
Bahrain Red Crescent hosts humanitarian diplomacy forum in Manama
25 November 2014

Bahrain Red Crescent hosts humanitarian diplomacy forum in Manama

The “Diplomacy in the service of humanity” forum kicked off on Monday under the patronage of the Bahrain Red Crescent Society in the Bahraini capital Manama, in the presence of several state officials, representatives of governmental bodies
Increased violence forces evacuation of Libyan Red Crescent offices, while volunteers continue saving lives
25 November 2014

Increased violence forces evacuation of Libyan Red Crescent offices, while volunteers continue saving lives

For months, intense clashes have been ravaging different Libyan cities and putting the lives of thousands at risk. Recently, the violence has not spared the safety of Libyan Red Crescent Society staff and volunteers, who were forced to relocate ...

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