News stories from the Middle East and North Africa region

12 May 2016

Children can keep their childhood thanks to Red Crescent volunteers in Yemen

For more than a year, communities across Yemen have had to endure the turmoil wrought by the country’s ongoing armed conflict.
Improving health and preventing violence in Palestine with support from the people of Japan
28 April 2016

Improving health and preventing violence in Palestine with support from the people of Japan

Since April 2015, Palestine Red Crescent Society has been providing focused assistance to women in Gaza and the West Bank on reproductive health, while also working to prevent violence in homes and communities
Iranian Red Crescent teams responding to heavy flooding in Iran
17 April 2016

Iranian Red Crescent teams responding to heavy flooding in Iran

Torrential rain spread across Iran from the morning of Wednesday 13 April 2016 until the weekend, wreaking havoc across the country. These flash floods have inflicted serious damage across 12 provinces
Palestine Red Crescent Society shares expertise in psychosocial support for refugees
8 April 2016

Palestine Red Crescent Society shares expertise in psychosocial support for refugees

With decades of experience in providing psychosocial support, Palestine Red Crescent Society has become a regional leader in this often neglected area of humanitarian assistance.
Families fleeing fighting in Nineveh receive Red Crescent assistance in Erbil
7 April 2016

Families fleeing fighting in Nineveh receive Red Crescent assistance in Erbil

Recent fierce clashes in Iraq’s northern governorate of Nineveh have left at least 50 people dead, and led to a growing number of people fleeing the region to safer parts of the country.
Kuwait Red Crescent Society supports Jordan Red Crescent in Syrian refugee response
7 April 2016

Kuwait Red Crescent Society supports Jordan Red Crescent in Syrian refugee response

For more than five years now, Jordan has been home for thousands of Syrian refugees who fled the neighbouring country’s fighting.
Red Crescent livelihood programme brings hope to families in Syria
1 April 2016

Red Crescent livelihood programme brings hope to families in Syria

Abu Ahmed, from Homs, was one of the candidates whose projects were approved by the SARC and ICRC. The conflict had taken its toll on Abu Ahmed and his family, with their meagre savings quickly disappearing.
Month-long Red Crescent response to Morocco cold wave
31 March 2016

Month-long Red Crescent response to Morocco cold wave

In late February, a cold wave swept across Morocco, bringing strong winds and freezing temperatures to several regions of the country.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivers relief to five hard to reach areas through collaboration with partners
18 February 2016

Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivers relief to five hard to reach areas through collaboration with partners

On 17 February 2016, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Syria delivered relief aid (food & medicines) to five hard to reach areas
Red Crescent continues response to refugees’ needs in Morocco
18 February 2016

Red Crescent continues response to refugees’ needs in Morocco

Leaving behind countries torn apart by conflict and insecurity, diseases, or poverty, thousands of vulnerable people from African and Middle Eastern nations have found refuge in Morocco on their journey to a safer and better life.

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