News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

15 October 2014

During and after the crisis, Kuwait Red Crescent Society mobilised to aid the people of Gaza

After 50 days of violence, Gaza became in desperate need for urgent relief operations to salvage communities affected by the crisis, and rebuild and repair the wiped-out buildings and damaged infrastructure in the Strip.
Inside the warehouses getting aid across Syria
14 October 2014

Inside the warehouses getting aid across Syria

In the Syrian coastal town of Tartous sit two huge warehouses. These are the main entry point for all Red Cross Red Crescent goods coming into Syria
Exhausting journeys and dire humanitarian needs in Iraq IDP camps
14 October 2014

Exhausting journeys and dire humanitarian needs in Iraq IDP camps

“My hope?” asked Hadji Mahmoud, 52-year-old Iraqi father. “I want to return home with my family. We may have a tent roof over our heads here, but this not what we want.” Hadji Mahmoud is one of thousands of Iraqis who have been forced to leave their homes
Preparing for a third winter in Lebanon after fleeing violence in Syria
10 October 2014

Preparing for a third winter in Lebanon after fleeing violence in Syria

In average between five and eight people in a temporary shelter, usually in the middle of agricultural camps or, even worse, in the mountains.
Reinforcing cooperation, Saudi Red Crescent Authority and IFRC sign landmark MoU
2 October 2014

Reinforcing cooperation, Saudi Red Crescent Authority and IFRC sign landmark MoU

Seeking reinforced cooperation and coordination, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, a landmark Memorandum of Understanding
Qatar Red Crescent responds to immediate and long-term needs in Gaza
25 September 2014

Qatar Red Crescent responds to immediate and long-term needs in Gaza

Throughout the recent two-month conflict in Gaza, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) was at the forefront providing all forms of assistance for the people of the Gaza Strip, particularly medical and ambulatory services, as well as mobilising
Tunisian Red Crescent increases border support for refugees amid Libya unrest
22 September 2014

Tunisian Red Crescent increases border support for refugees amid Libya unrest

The renewed violence in Libya has significantly spilled over into Tunisia, where thousands of Libyans headed to escape the ongoing armed clashes. The Tunisian Red Crescent Society (TRCS) has since August mobilised its volunteers to respond to the urgent
Emergency field kitchen set up for displaced families in Iraq
17 September 2014

Emergency field kitchen set up for displaced families in Iraq

The Italian Red Cross has set up a field kitchen in the Dohuk governorate of Iraq’s Kurdish region. The kitchen is equipped and prepared to cook up to 10,000 meals per day and is strategically located around 25 kilometers away from the largest internally
Bringing healthcare right into the community
4 September 2014

Bringing healthcare right into the community

When the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Mobile Health Unit arrives in Ghuzlaniyah, children run around the vehicle greeting the volunteers with shouts of pleasure. Men and women from the neighbourhood, situated 20 kilometres east of Damascus, start to form queu
Helping the people of Gaza is a humanitarian imperative
3 September 2014

Helping the people of Gaza is a humanitarian imperative

Dr Francesco Rocca, Vice President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently undertook a mission to witness the effects of 50 days of conflict in Gaza, and to see the work of the Palestine Red Crescent

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