News stories from the Middle East and North Africa region

19 January 2016

Volunteer profile: Dalal from Homs

She spends her days visiting Syrian refugee families in the northern Jordanian city of Mafraq to find out about how they are adjusting to their new situation away from their homes.
Beneficiary profile: Maher from Aleppo
15 January 2016

Beneficiary profile: Maher from Aleppo

“Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah,” repeats Maher, expressing gratitude for what he has, despite the despair that is clear to see in his eyes.
Beneficiary profile: Damra from Homs
12 January 2016

Beneficiary profile: Damra from Homs

After waiting for few hours, it is finally Damra’s turn to pick up her cash assistance card from the Red Crescent volunteers.
Red Crescent volunteers bring relief to the al-Waer suburb of Homs
10 December 2015

Red Crescent volunteers bring relief to the al-Waer suburb of Homs

Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivered the first convoy of much-needed relief items on 5 ...
With winter cold at the door, refugees in Jordan to receive an increase in cash assistance
25 November 2015

With winter cold at the door, refugees in Jordan to receive an increase in cash assistance

The first cold breezes have started to touch Jordan, raising worries among refugee communities about winter months to come.
Red Crescent volunteers work towards recovery following Algeria floods
20 November 2015

Red Crescent volunteers work towards recovery following Algeria floods

Heavy rain in October brought heavy flooding to Algeria's Tindouf region, severely affecting up to 35,000 refugees in the region. Red Crescent teams have been providing much needed relief
Japanese government continues to support Lebanese Red Cross amid ongoing refugee crisis
19 November 2015

Japanese government continues to support Lebanese Red Cross amid ongoing refugee crisis

The assistance of Japan enables the Red Cross to provide emergency services and assist female refugees
Scores killed in Beirut double-blast: Red Cross provides lifesaving response
13 November 2015

Scores killed in Beirut double-blast: Red Cross provides lifesaving response

On the evening of 12 November, a double-explosion rocked the southern suburbs of Beirut, claiming the lives of 43 people. More than 239 people were injured, many of whom are in a critical condition.
Voices to Action: Civil society debates priorities on global humanitarian agenda in Beirut
13 November 2015

Voices to Action: Civil society debates priorities on global humanitarian agenda in Beirut

On 4 and 5 November 2015, more than 70 people from different Lebanese regions gathered in Beirut to discuss challenges facing local communities and debate possible solutions.
Floods hit 24 provinces in Iran, Red Crescent mobilised to serve affected communities
6 November 2015

Floods hit 24 provinces in Iran, Red Crescent mobilised to serve affected communities

Thunderstorms, heavy rains and floods hit 24 provinces in northern and western Iran in the last week of October, leaving nine people dead and nine others injured.

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