News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

22 July 2015

IFRC Secretary General visits Gaza as Strip marks one year since latest conflict

The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr Elhadj As Sy, paid a visit to Gaza in early June to get acquainted with the work and efforts of the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
Tunisian Red Crescent Society dispatches teams to aid wounded, retrieve bodies as deadly attack shakes Sousse
2 July 2015

Tunisian Red Crescent Society dispatches teams to aid wounded, retrieve bodies as deadly attack shakes Sousse

On Friday June 26, a peaceful beach in Tunisia’s city of Sousse became the scene of a horrific armed attack which left scores dead and injured, and shook the stability of this Mediterranean country.
Iraqi Red Crescent Society exerting extraordinary efforts to aid IDPs fleeing Anbar
5 June 2015

Iraqi Red Crescent Society exerting extraordinary efforts to aid IDPs fleeing Anbar

The security situation in Iraq’s Anbar governorate has led to the displacement of a large number of local residents since mid-April.
Yemen Red Crescent Society intensifies relief efforts during humanitarian pause
21 May 2015

Yemen Red Crescent Society intensifies relief efforts during humanitarian pause

After nearly 50 days of heavy clashes in several Yemeni cities, a humanitarian pause went into effect on 12 May, allowing local and international organisations to deliver urgent aid to families and individuals who were largely affected by the violence.
Iraqi Red Crescent Society dispatches aid convoys as renewed violence forces thousands to flee Ramadi
19 May 2015

Iraqi Red Crescent Society dispatches aid convoys as renewed violence forces thousands to flee Ramadi

Recent fighting in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi forced thousands of people to flee their houses and look for refuge in other safer areas in the country, particularly in Al Amiriyah Fallujah and Al Khalidiya in Al Anbar province.
Palestine Red Crescent Society worker lost seven family members during Gaza’s Summer violence
13 May 2015

Palestine Red Crescent Society worker lost seven family members during Gaza’s Summer violence

Anwar Mohamed Abu Suliman was working with the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s Emergency Medical Service in the northern part of Gaza during the violence of summer 2014 when he was told his neighbourhood in his home town of Rafah had been attacked.
Yemen Red Crescent Society marks May 8 Day despite tough humanitarian mission
12 May 2015

Yemen Red Crescent Society marks May 8 Day despite tough humanitarian mission

For the past weeks, the volunteers and staff of the Yemen Red Crescent Society have been carrying out a very tough humanitarian mission as their country continues to suffer deadly and destructive acts of violence.
International Seminar on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Management ends with Tehran Call for Action
8 May 2015

International Seminar on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Management ends with Tehran Call for Action

After four days of intense discussions and consultations, the participants at the International Seminar on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Tehran concluded the talks with the Tehran Call for Action.
Tehran hosts International Seminar on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction & Management
6 May 2015

Tehran hosts International Seminar on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction & Management

The Iranian capital of Tehran is currently hosting the first International Seminar on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
Life will never be the same for children wounded during Gaza’s latest conflict
28 April 2015

Life will never be the same for children wounded during Gaza’s latest conflict

More than 500 children were killed during the latest round of violence in the Gaza Strip, but the Palestine Red Crescent Society managed to save many young lives throughout the conflict.

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