News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

22 September 2014

Tunisian Red Crescent up border support for stranded refugees amid Libya unrest

The renewed violence in Libya has significantly spilled over into Tunisia, where thousands of Libyans headed to escape the ongoing armed clashes. The Tunisian Red Crescent Society (TRCS) has since August mobilised its volunteers to respond to the urgent
Emergency field kitchen set up for displaced families in Iraq
17 September 2014

Emergency field kitchen set up for displaced families in Iraq

The Italian Red Cross has set up a field kitchen in the Dohuk governorate of Iraq’s Kurdish region. The kitchen is equipped and prepared to cook up to 10,000 meals per day and is strategically located around 25 kilometers away from the largest internally
Bringing healthcare right into the community
4 September 2014

Bringing healthcare right into the community

When the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Mobile Health Unit arrives in Ghuzlaniyah, children run around the vehicle greeting the volunteers with shouts of pleasure. Men and women from the neighbourhood, situated 20 kilometres east of Damascus, start to form queu
Helping the people of Gaza is a humanitarian imperative
3 September 2014

Helping the people of Gaza is a humanitarian imperative

Dr Francesco Rocca, Vice President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently undertook a mission to witness the effects of 50 days of conflict in Gaza, and to see the work of the Palestine Red Crescent
IFRC pays tribute to the life-saving action of volunteers in Israel
2 September 2014

IFRC pays tribute to the life-saving action of volunteers in Israel

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is saddened to learn of the death of Zeev Etzion, a life-long volunteer with the Magen David Adom in Israel (MDA).
IFRC mourns the loss of Egyptian Red Crescent Society Secretary General, Professor Mamdouh Gabr
28 August 2014

IFRC mourns the loss of Egyptian Red Crescent Society Secretary General, Professor Mamdouh Gabr

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement mourned on Monday the death of Professor Mamdouh Kamal Gabr, the Secretary General of the Egyptian Red Crescent Society and a distinguished figure in the country’s healthcare system
IFRC vice president Francesco Rocca visits the Palestine Red Crescent Society
26 August 2014

IFRC vice president Francesco Rocca visits the Palestine Red Crescent Society

IFRC vice president Francesco Rocca has visited the occupied Palestine territories to see the work of the Palestine Red Cross Society in the aftermath of violence in Gaza.
Health, water and the increasing threat of disease
22 August 2014

Health, water and the increasing threat of disease

Sulaf, 15, and her 7-year-old sister Hiba are waiting their turn at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s children clinic in Dwailaa areas, Rural Damascus
Majid Alasmail, Raqqa branch, Syrian Arab Red crescent
20 August 2014

Majid Alasmail, Raqqa branch, Syrian Arab Red crescent

Everyday I wake up in the morning and I go to work with hope, to see people around me. When I hear their feedback about my work it encourages me to do ...
Husam al-Aswad, Daraa Branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
20 August 2014

Husam al-Aswad, Daraa Branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

My job is to help affected people by the conflict - children, adolescents and older people. I work with the psycho-social support team.

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