News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

28 July 2014

Iraqi Red Crescent is alarmed by rise in the number of displaced families

The situation in many parts of Iraq continues to be challenging as the number of displaced families continue to increase
After 17 days, Palestine Red Crescent Society is scaling up its response in Gaza
24 July 2014

After 17 days, Palestine Red Crescent Society is scaling up its response in Gaza

The situation in the Gaza Strip continues to be extremely challenging for civilians and aid workers who have not been spared from the fighting.
A lack of water and sanitation in displaced communities leads to a rise in communicable diseases
24 July 2014

A lack of water and sanitation in displaced communities leads to a rise in communicable diseases

Polluted water supplies, hot weather and serious water shortages are bringing the threat of disease to vulnerable communities in Syria.
Iraqi celebrities join the Red Crescent to relieve the displaced families
22 July 2014

Iraqi celebrities join the Red Crescent to relieve the displaced families

As violence continues in Mosul, the humanitarian situation for many families is still very challenging, and has forced more than 91,000 families to leave their homes in search of safety.
President of Palestine Red Crescent Society visits Gaza and calls for the protection of civilians and aid workers
21 July 2014

President of Palestine Red Crescent Society visits Gaza and calls for the protection of civilians and aid workers

Dr Younis Al Khatib, President of Palestine Red Crescent Society, arrived in Gaza this weekend to witness the humanitarian operation.
Interview: Dr Khalil Abu Foul
18 July 2014

Interview: Dr Khalil Abu Foul

Dr Khalil Abu Foul, 43, is a general surgical consultant and is head of the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s disaster and management unit in the Gaza Strip. He is also Director General of al-Quds hospital in the Gaza Strip.
IFRC supports Palestine Red Crescent Society to meet the needs of the affected people
16 July 2014

IFRC supports Palestine Red Crescent Society to meet the needs of the affected people

In support of the response of the Palestine Red Crescent to the ongoing emergency in Gaza Strip and West Bank, the IFRC provided today funds through its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) for 228,474 Swiss francs, to support the National Society in
Palestine Red Crescent at the forefront assisting civilians in Gaza Strip and West Bank
15 July 2014

Palestine Red Crescent at the forefront assisting civilians in Gaza Strip and West Bank

Hostilities have significantly escalated since the eruption of violence on July 7 in the Gaza Strip. Continued military operations have led to the increase of casualties on a large scale, while hundreds of people were forced to flee from their homes.
Magen David Adom steps up preparedness in response to ongoing violence
15 July 2014

Magen David Adom steps up preparedness in response to ongoing violence

As the situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories continues to deteriorate, Magen David Adom in Israel (MDA) is now on i
A new environment creates new challenges for psychosocial support specialists
11 July 2014

A new environment creates new challenges for psychosocial support specialists

This psychosocial support centre Dweila, Damascus, first opened in 2008 to help refugees fleeing Iraq. Now, while it still supports Iraqi, Somalia and Palestinian refugees, the centre has seen a big increase of Syrian people needing help.

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