News stories from the Middle East and North Africa

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

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.
Ibrahim Fadel, Aleppo branch Syrian Arab Red Crescent
20 August 2014

Ibrahim Fadel, Aleppo branch Syrian Arab Red Crescent

The crisis in Aleppo city has been the main motivation driving my colleagues and me - the field intervention team - to keep carrying out daily missions for more than two years.
Drought exhausts affected  communities in Syria
19 August 2014

Drought exhausts affected communities in Syria

“The drought will place further strain on communities who have already largely exhausted their resources. With low levels of income, purchasing power decreases
Ahmad al-Hannoun, 24 years old, Dier Ezzor branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Ahmad al-Hannoun, 24 years old, Dier Ezzor branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

I have been volunteering with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Deir Ezzor branch since the end of 2007.
Ahmad Shihab, Information officer, Quneitra branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Ahmad Shihab, Information officer, Quneitra branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

I have been a volunteer with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Quneitra branch for five years.
Manar al-Sayed Darra, Idleb branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Manar al-Sayed Darra, Idleb branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

I decided to join the Syrian Arab Red Crescent(SARC) Idleb branch when I saw one of SARC volunteers taking an injured person to hospital. The work he did inspired me to join and to become a volunteer.

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