News stories from the Middle East and North Africa region

4 July 2016

Lebanon: Red Cross and Red Crescent support refugees during Ramadan

Each Ramadan for the past five years, Kuwait Red Crescent Society has held a campaign to support thousands of vulnerable Syrians who were forced to flee their conflict-stricken towns and cities, and seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
Ramadan 2016: Qatar Red Crescent Society supporting vulnerable communities during holy month
30 June 2016

Ramadan 2016: Qatar Red Crescent Society supporting vulnerable communities during holy month

Hoping to spread the spirit of compassion and fraternity, Qatar Red Crescent Society launches each year in Ramadan activities and programmes to support vulnerable and underprivileged communities inside and outside Qatar.
Libya: Mediterranean crossing continues to claim lives
17 June 2016

Libya: Mediterranean crossing continues to claim lives

In countries far from Europe, where conflict, disasters and poverty are rife, thousands of people have made the difficult choice of gambling their lives on the possibility of a better, safer life.
Fallujah displaced reach 17,000, Red Crescent gears up to meet needs
7 June 2016

Fallujah displaced reach 17,000, Red Crescent gears up to meet needs

Intense fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah and surrounding towns in the past few days has significantly increased the number of people who were forced to flee their homes.
Red Crescent teams responding in Fallujah appeal for action to prevent civilian suffering
31 May 2016

Red Crescent teams responding in Fallujah appeal for action to prevent civilian suffering

Throughout the past week, heavy clashes have rocked the already unstable Iraqi city of Fallujah and its surrounding regions, putting the lives of tens of thousands of people at risk, and dramatically increasing the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.
Children can keep their childhood thanks to Red Crescent volunteers in Yemen
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.

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