News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

16 April 2014

Vaccinating all children across Syria remains a challenge

Efforts are underway to provide adequate vaccinations to prevent the rise of polio in Syria.
Finding solutions to violence through CBHFA in Palestinian Refugee Camps
14 April 2014

Finding solutions to violence through CBHFA in Palestinian Refugee Camps

“No one is born violent, it is not instinctive or in our nature. Violence is under our own control,” says an energetic Diana Fouad Owayed. Diana and her school friend, Khaled Issa abou al Omarein
Families find relief in Damascus, but conflict has long-lasting effects
9 April 2014

Families find relief in Damascus, but conflict has long-lasting effects

Rania al-Boush is 40 years old and is mother to three girls and two boys. In early 2013 she was forced to leave her home in al-Mleha, Rural Damascus and now lives in the Duwaila neighbourhood of Damascus.
Transformation through crisis: how three years has changed the Red Crescent in al-Mayadeen
1 April 2014

Transformation through crisis: how three years has changed the Red Crescent in al-Mayadeen

Al-Mayadeen city is 80km from the Iraqi border. Most people fled here from Deir Ezzor and its eastern areas such as al-Mouhasan village, as well as Aleppo, Homs and ...
Iraqi Red Crescent supports Syria crisis
28 March 2014

Iraqi Red Crescent continues to reach people affected by the Syria crisis

Since the onset of the crisis in Syria, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society has been responding to the needs of people in Syria and the neighboring countries. Nearly 250,000 Syrians
Delivering relief from the world’s largest ‘humanitarian hub’ in Dubai
24 March 2014

Delivering relief from the world’s largest ‘humanitarian hub’ in Dubai

The crisis in Syria has - over three years - touched almost every community in the region as more people flee across borders.
Iranian Red Crescent on stand by for Nowruz celebrations
19 March 2014

20,000 volunteers on standby to help Nowruz travelers in Iran

As millions of Iranians are preparing for celebrating the Nowruz Festival (Persian New Year starting March 21st), the IRCS Youth Organization
Hand-in-hand through the darkness
12 March 2014

Hand-in-hand through the darkness

“This is where they shot, right here!” Fatima, an elderly, blind grandmother spreads her hands in front of her face and indicates a space in the air close to her right hand.
Rebuilding a community miles from home
12 March 2014

Rebuilding a community miles from home

On a patch of scrubland next to a factory in Jordan, Syrian refugees from two neighbouring villages in Hama have built a crude copy of their old homes.
Baby born on the border after six days in the desert
12 March 2014

Baby born on the border after six days in the desert

“Before, we were happy and had no problems. We don’t know anything about politics. We just think about our children.”

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