News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

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 ...
Mosul: Iraqi Red Crescent remains the only active organisation on the frontline
25 November 2014

Mosul: Iraqi Red Crescent remains the only active organisation on the frontline

“We miss ordinary life. We have been living without electricity for a long time and we have no work. All what we do is getting out of the house to the street and back inside,” says aid Abu Riad, a 50-year-old man who lives in a suburb of the Iraqi city of
Palestine Red Crescent Society brings hope back to Rawan Al Najjar
18 November 2014

Palestine Red Crescent Society brings hope back to Rawan Al Najjar

It will be a long time before Rawan Al Najjar,10, forgets what happened on the day a shell hit her home in Khoza’a to the East of Khan Younis, turning much of it to rubble. The last thing Rawan remembers before losing consciousness is a loud explosion
Red Crescent societies of the Gulf Cooperation Council agree to boost support for refugees, host communities in the region
14 November 2014

Red Crescent societies of the Gulf Cooperation Council agree to boost support for refugees, host communities in the region

Senior officials of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Red Crescent societies vowed on Wednesday to strengthen their role in alleviating the suffering of displaced populations in the Middle East and to increase their contribution to humanitarian mission
Despite domestic issues, Iraqi Red Crescent volunteers continue to support Syrian refugees
13 November 2014

Despite domestic issues, Iraqi Red Crescent volunteers continue to support Syrian refugees

Amid the renewed wave of violence in Iraq which has led to the displacement of more than 1.9 million Iraqis, and despite the Iraqi Red Crescent Society’s (IRCS) increasing efforts in responding to the needs of these internally displaced people (IDP)
As winter returns, Red Crescent volunteers mobilise to aid families trapped in snow-covered cities in Iran
13 November 2014

As winter returns, Red Crescent volunteers mobilise to aid families trapped in snow-covered cities in Iran

The first heavy snow of the season in Iran covered 11 provinces in a thick white coat, forcing more than 2,500 people to evacuate their homes with the help of the volunteers of the Red Crescent of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRCS) while movement inside
Red Crescent hospital in Jordan's desert welcomes its first baby
11 November 2014

Red Crescent hospital in Jordan's desert welcomes its first baby

On Thursday 30 October in Azraq, Jordan, the Red Cross Red Crescent Hospital had a great day. The maternity ward opened and the hospital’s first baby took her first breath and opened her eyes.
Libyan Red Crescent Society continues aid operations as fighting intensifies
11 November 2014

Libyan Red Crescent Society continues aid operations as fighting intensifies

As the acts of violence continue to take place in different Libyan cities, forcing thousands of people to flee their hometowns in search of a safe refuge across the border or inside the country, Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS) volunteers have kept up
Despite ongoing violence, Iraqi Red Crescent continues carrying out relief missions in Al Anbar, Babil
7 November 2014

Despite ongoing violence, Iraqi Red Crescent continues carrying out relief missions in Al Anbar, Babil

The governorates of Al Anbar and Babil in Iraq have been the scene of heavy acts of violence since the beginning of the year, causing mass displacement among vulnerable communities while hundreds of other families were left behind in their hometowns

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