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News stories from the Middle East and North Africa region

2 December 2016

Syria Arab Red Crescent respond as thousands displaced in Aleppo

Since 27 November, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been responding to an influx of displaced people from Masaken, Hanano and Al-Haydariya areas to a SARC relief point in Jibrin.
Escape from Mosul – one family’s journey
2 December 2016

Escape from Mosul – one family’s journey

Tears come to Buthina’s eyes as she tells her family’s story, and for a few moments she covers her face with her hands. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society psychosocial volunteer reaches out and touches her shoulder, and the two women talk quietly for a while.
Psychosocial support team ensures a fun day for Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi families
24 November 2016

Psychosocial support team ensures a fun day for Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi families

During of a day full of fun and joy, Jordan National Red Crescent Society, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, held a family day for Jordanian, Syrian and Iraq families who came together to enjoy the nice weather in Green Field park in Amman.
One month on, Red Crescent assists families around Mosul
18 November 2016

One month on, Red Crescent assists families around Mosul

After one-month of military operations to retake Mosul, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is working as quickly as they can to assist families in areas around the city.
IFRC Africa director: Fill gap between preparedness  and response with ‘innovative funding mechanisms’  like forecast-based financing
17 November 2016

IFRC Africa director: Fill gap between preparedness and response with ‘innovative funding mechanisms’ like forecast-based financing

The head of the IFRC’s Africa region, Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, today told the International Federation’s principal side-event at the COP 22 UN climate talks in Marrakech that “the severity of the impacts of climate change and variability would be with us
Red Crescent responds to flash flooding across Egypt
9 November 2016

Red Crescent responds to flash flooding across Egypt

Sudden and unexpected rains hit south and eastern parts of Egypt at the beginning of November, killing 29 people and injuring at least 73 more. Volunteer teams of Egyptian Red Crescent Society have been among the few aid organisations providing assistance
Red Crescent provides relief to families fleeing Mosul
2 November 2016

Red Crescent provides relief to families fleeing Mosul

Families who have been able to flee Mosul and surrounding towns are starting to reach camps that have been established in beyond the reach of the fighting.
Red Crescent helps children overcome fears in Iraq
27 October 2016

Red Crescent helps children overcome fears in Iraq

Across Iraq, more than 3.2 million people are displaced, and military operations in and around the city of Mosul could result in as many as a million more fleeing their homes.
Red Crescent cash support offers lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan
29 September 2016

Red Crescent cash support offers lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan

For more than five years, Jordan has been home to at least 600,000 Syrian refugees spread across difference governorates, with the majority living with host communities in Amman.
Sea crossings continue to claim lives on North Africa’s shorelines
23 September 2016

Sea crossings continue to claim lives on North Africa’s shorelines

The mortal remains of 30 people who lost their lives in trying to cross the Mediterranean have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after a boat sank off Libya earlier this week.
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