News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

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.
More support needed for swelling numbers of refugees in Palestinian camps in Lebanon
3 February 2015

More support needed for swelling numbers of refugees in Palestinian camps in Lebanon

Palestinian camps in Lebanon are like cities within the city, with their own routines full of challenges and needs.
Lebanese Red Cross urgent response to floods in Syrian camp
2 February 2015

Lebanese Red Cross urgent response to floods in Syrian camp

50 families were affected by floods after heavy rain in Ketermaya camp, Lebanon.
SARC teams on alert to alleviate the threatening winter conditions in Syria
28 January 2015

SARC teams on alert to alleviate the threatening winter conditions in Syria

Volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been deployed following heavy snow storms which hit the country in recent weeks.
Syrian refugees among eight dead as ferocious snow storm hits Lebanon
27 January 2015

Syrian refugees among eight dead as ferocious snow storm hits Lebanon

A violent snow storm ripped through Lebanon in the first week of the new year, leaving at least eight people dead and putting the lives of thousands of vulnerable Syrian refugees at risk.
Four people, including three children, die as violent storms hit the occupied Palestine territories
22 January 2015

Four people, including three children, die as violent storms hit the occupied Palestine territories

A strong and violent winter storm severely hit the occupied Palestine territories in early January, covering the Gaza Strip and the West Bank with snow and rain and leaving at least four people dead.
IFRC Secretary General visits volunteers and health workers in Syria
25 December 2014

IFRC Secretary General visits volunteers and health workers in Syria

Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, welcomed Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), at the Headquarters of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent ...
IFRC Secretary General visits Iranian Red Crescent, praises efforts of volunteers and leadership
22 December 2014

IFRC Secretary General visits Iranian Red Crescent, praises efforts of volunteers and leadership

“Commitment, dedication, passion, and professionalism, this is what we found at all levels starting from very young children who are learning our Fundamental Principles at the age of five till volunteers and leadership of the Iranian Red Crescent,”
Syrian families preparing for the cold winter ahead in Lebanon
12 December 2014

Syrian families preparing for the cold winter ahead in Lebanon

Two hours before the distribution started, temperature was two degrees below zero, but many of the children in Zahle have only flip flops on their feet.
“No life for a child” dealing with gunshot wounds in Jordan’s Azraq hospital
4 December 2014

“No life for a child” dealing with gunshot wounds in Jordan’s Azraq hospital

Nine-year-old Amnah arrived at the Azraq Syrian refugee camp in eastern Jordan scared and in pain. She had already spent three months being moved from house to house, community to community, before being taken across Syria’s southern border with Jordan in

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