News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

13 March 2015

MDA prevents havoc during weekend snowstorms

MDA on high-alert ahead of heavy snowstorm.
MDA attracts hundreds at Saving Lives event
13 March 2015

Saving Lives day attracts hundreds to see the work of the MDA in Israel

Magen David Adom in Israel’s Saving Lives event attracted hundreds of people.
The United Arab Emirates leads countries of the world in foreign humanitarian aid
11 March 2015

The United Arab Emirates leads countries of the world in foreign humanitarian aid

The United Arab Emirates has been crowned as the world’s top humanitarian donor of the year 2013, after it offered 5.89 billion US dollars in foreign aid that year, reaching the most vulnerable communities and the least developed societies in more than 14
Slow reconstruction in Gaza exposes displaced Palestinians to harsh weather
6 March 2015

Slow reconstruction in Gaza exposes displaced Palestinians to harsh weather

Almost 100,000 Palestinians in Gaza are still living in schools, makeshift shelters, tents or in the ruins of their old homes.
Red Crescent volunteers praised for neutral approach to first aid and medical support during 25 January commemorations
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.

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