News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

22 April 2015

Yemen Red Crescent SG calls for respecting emblems, providing safe access to facilitate volunteers’ humanitarian mission

For the past weeks, Yemen has been enduring a bloody round of violence which has so far claimed the lives of hundreds of people and has caused major destruction in the country.
Palestine Red Crescent Society supporting parents with disabled children
17 April 2015

Palestine Red Crescent Society supporting parents with severely disabled children

Twice a week Amani Muhammed Al-Jamal enters the small house in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, where Mahmoud and Alaf live with their seven children. Three have disabilities and one is deaf.
Palestine Red Crescent Society hosts partnership meeting to highlight its work with refugees in Lebanon
15 April 2015

Palestine Red Crescent Society hosts partnership meeting to highlight its work with refugees in Lebanon

A delegation of Movement representatives have visited Lebanon to see the work of the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
Egyptian Red Crescent hosts the region’s first IFRC-led Ebola preparedness workshop
8 April 2015

Egyptian Red Crescent hosts the region’s first IFRC-led Ebola preparedness workshop

As the Ebola virus continues to devastate areas of West Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Zone office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a campaign to prepare National Societies in the region
Reducing risks for vulnerable people in the North Jordan Valley
2 April 2015

Reducing risks for vulnerable people in the North Jordan Valley

In order to reduce the risk of disasters in the North Jordan Valley in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the Palestine Red Crescent Society has implemented a number of disaster risk reduction initiatives targeting 5,000 people in the area.
MDA well prepared during recent snowstorms
13 March 2015

MDA prevents havoc during weekend snowstorms

MDA on high-alert ahead of heavy snowstorm.
MDA attracts hundreds at Saving Lives event
13 March 2015

Saving Lives day attracts hundreds to see the work of the MDA in Israel

Magen David Adom in Israel’s Saving Lives event attracted hundreds of people.
The United Arab Emirates leads countries of the world in foreign humanitarian aid
11 March 2015

The United Arab Emirates leads countries of the world in foreign humanitarian aid

The United Arab Emirates has been crowned as the world’s top humanitarian donor of the year 2013, after it offered 5.89 billion US dollars in foreign aid that year, reaching the most vulnerable communities and the least developed societies in more than 14
Slow reconstruction in Gaza exposes displaced Palestinians to harsh weather
6 March 2015

Slow reconstruction in Gaza exposes displaced Palestinians to harsh weather

Almost 100,000 Palestinians in Gaza are still living in schools, makeshift shelters, tents or in the ruins of their old homes.
Red Crescent volunteers praised for neutral approach to first aid and medical support during 25 January commemorations
10 February 2015

Red Crescent volunteers praised for neutral approach to first aid and medical support during 25 January commemorations

The commemoration of the 25 January 2011 events in Egypt took a bloody turn this year, as more than 25 people were killed in clashes across the country and dozens others were reportedly wounded.

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