News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

4 September 2015

Global Management Meeting 2015: IFRC top managers discuss strengthening RCRC role amid rising humanitarian challenges

More than 100 managers from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies convened at the Global Management Meeting in Dubai between 1 and 3 September 2015 to address rising trends and challenges on the humanitarian scene.
Ramadan 2015: Vulnerable communities in 18 countries benefit from Qatar Red Crescent Society’s ‘Iftar Al Sa’em’ initiative
25 August 2015

Ramadan 2015: Vulnerable communities in 18 countries benefit from Qatar Red Crescent Society’s ‘Iftar Al Sa’em’ initiative

This past Ramadan, the Qatar Red Crescent Society mobilised its resources and staff to alleviate the suffering of people who are highly dependent on humanitarian aid.
Several killed as floods hit Iran, Red Crescent society dispatches teams to assist affected communities
4 August 2015

Several killed as floods hit Iran, Red Crescent society dispatches teams to assist affected communities

Unseasonable floods hit 16 provinces and 56 counties in the Islamic Republic of Iran in late July, leaving at least 23 people dead and 50 injured.
IFRC Secretary General visits Gaza as Strip marks one year since latest conflict
22 July 2015

IFRC Secretary General visits Gaza as Strip marks one year since latest conflict

The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr Elhadj As Sy, paid a visit to Gaza in early June to get acquainted with the work and efforts of the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
Tunisian Red Crescent Society dispatches teams to aid wounded, retrieve bodies as deadly attack shakes Sousse
2 July 2015

Tunisian Red Crescent Society dispatches teams to aid wounded, retrieve bodies as deadly attack shakes Sousse

On Friday June 26, a peaceful beach in Tunisia’s city of Sousse became the scene of a horrific armed attack which left scores dead and injured, and shook the stability of this Mediterranean country.
Iraqi Red Crescent Society exerting extraordinary efforts to aid IDPs fleeing Anbar
5 June 2015

Iraqi Red Crescent Society exerting extraordinary efforts to aid IDPs fleeing Anbar

The security situation in Iraq’s Anbar governorate has led to the displacement of a large number of local residents since mid-April.
Yemen Red Crescent Society intensifies relief efforts during humanitarian pause
21 May 2015

Yemen Red Crescent Society intensifies relief efforts during humanitarian pause

After nearly 50 days of heavy clashes in several Yemeni cities, a humanitarian pause went into effect on 12 May, allowing local and international organisations to deliver urgent aid to families and individuals who were largely affected by the violence.
Iraqi Red Crescent Society dispatches aid convoys as renewed violence forces thousands to flee Ramadi
19 May 2015

Iraqi Red Crescent Society dispatches aid convoys as renewed violence forces thousands to flee Ramadi

Recent fighting in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi forced thousands of people to flee their houses and look for refuge in other safer areas in the country, particularly in Al Amiriyah Fallujah and Al Khalidiya in Al Anbar province.
Palestine Red Crescent Society worker lost seven family members during Gaza’s Summer violence
13 May 2015

Palestine Red Crescent Society worker lost seven family members during Gaza’s Summer violence

Anwar Mohamed Abu Suliman was working with the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s Emergency Medical Service in the northern part of Gaza during the violence of summer 2014 when he was told his neighbourhood in his home town of Rafah had been attacked.
Yemen Red Crescent Society marks May 8 Day despite tough humanitarian mission
12 May 2015

Yemen Red Crescent Society marks May 8 Day despite tough humanitarian mission

For the past weeks, the volunteers and staff of the Yemen Red Crescent Society have been carrying out a very tough humanitarian mission as their country continues to suffer deadly and destructive acts of violence.

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