News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

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
More than 600 volunteers mobilised as heavy floods hit Moroccan cities, kill dozens
2 December 2014

More than 600 volunteers mobilised as heavy floods hit Moroccan cities, kill dozens

The winter season has hit Morocco this year with full force as heavy rains and floods invaded numerous southern cities and towns, causing numerous deaths and leading to a severe damage in the country’s infrastructure
Vital support from the Jordan Red Crescent Society brings stability to families affected by the crisis in Syria
2 December 2014

Vital support from the Jordan Red Crescent Society brings stability to families affected by the crisis in Syria

Four stories above a noisy, busy highway in Abu Alanda, Amman, Makiea Abulkarim Al Masri has made her home. But this is no ordinary home, and no ordinary woman.
Bahrain Red Crescent hosts humanitarian diplomacy forum in Manama
25 November 2014

Bahrain Red Crescent hosts humanitarian diplomacy forum in Manama

The “Diplomacy in the service of humanity” forum kicked off on Monday under the patronage of the Bahrain Red Crescent Society in the Bahraini capital Manama, in the presence of several state officials, representatives of governmental bodies
Increased violence forces evacuation of Libyan Red Crescent offices, while volunteers continue saving lives
25 November 2014

Increased violence forces evacuation of Libyan Red Crescent offices, while volunteers continue saving lives

For months, intense clashes have been ravaging different Libyan cities and putting the lives of thousands at risk. Recently, the violence has not spared the safety of Libyan Red Crescent Society staff and volunteers, who were forced to relocate ...
Mosul: Iraqi Red Crescent remains the only active organisation on the frontline
25 November 2014

Mosul: Iraqi Red Crescent remains the only active organisation on the frontline

“We miss ordinary life. We have been living without electricity for a long time and we have no work. All what we do is getting out of the house to the street and back inside,” says aid Abu Riad, a 50-year-old man who lives in a suburb of the Iraqi city of
Palestine Red Crescent Society brings hope back to Rawan Al Najjar
18 November 2014

Palestine Red Crescent Society brings hope back to Rawan Al Najjar

It will be a long time before Rawan Al Najjar,10, forgets what happened on the day a shell hit her home in Khoza’a to the East of Khan Younis, turning much of it to rubble. The last thing Rawan remembers before losing consciousness is a loud explosion
Red Crescent societies of the Gulf Cooperation Council agree to boost support for refugees, host communities in the region
14 November 2014

Red Crescent societies of the Gulf Cooperation Council agree to boost support for refugees, host communities in the region

Senior officials of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Red Crescent societies vowed on Wednesday to strengthen their role in alleviating the suffering of displaced populations in the Middle East and to increase their contribution to humanitarian mission
Despite domestic issues, Iraqi Red Crescent volunteers continue to support Syrian refugees
13 November 2014

Despite domestic issues, Iraqi Red Crescent volunteers continue to support Syrian refugees

Amid the renewed wave of violence in Iraq which has led to the displacement of more than 1.9 million Iraqis, and despite the Iraqi Red Crescent Society’s (IRCS) increasing efforts in responding to the needs of these internally displaced people (IDP)

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