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Palestine

28 April 2016

Improving health and preventing violence in Palestine with support from the people of Japan

Since April 2015, Palestine Red Crescent Society has been providing focused assistance to women in Gaza and the West Bank on reproductive health, while also working to prevent violence in homes and communities
Palestine Red Crescent Society shares expertise in psychosocial support for refugees
8 April 2016

Palestine Red Crescent Society shares expertise in psychosocial support for refugees

With decades of experience in providing psychosocial support, Palestine Red Crescent Society has become a regional leader in this often neglected area of humanitarian assistance.
Palestine Red Crescent Society on alert as violence spreads across the occupied Palestinian territory
21 October 2015

Palestine Red Crescent Society on alert as violence spreads across the occupied Palestinian territory

The Palestine Red Crescent Society is responding to violence in the occupied Palestinian territory.
IFRC Secretary General visits Gaza as Strip marks one year since latest conflict
22 July 2015

IFRC Secretary General visits Gaza as Strip marks one year since latest conflict

The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr Elhadj As Sy, paid a visit to Gaza in early June to get acquainted with the work and efforts of the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
Palestine Red Crescent Society worker lost seven family members during Gaza’s Summer violence
13 May 2015

Palestine Red Crescent Society worker lost seven family members during Gaza’s Summer violence

Anwar Mohamed Abu Suliman was working with the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s Emergency Medical Service in the northern part of Gaza during the violence of summer 2014 when he was told his neighbourhood in his home town of Rafah had been attacked.
Life will never be the same for children wounded during Gaza’s latest conflict
28 April 2015

Life will never be the same for children wounded during Gaza’s latest conflict

More than 500 children were killed during the latest round of violence in the Gaza Strip, but the Palestine Red Crescent Society managed to save many young lives throughout the conflict.
Palestine Red Crescent Society supporting parents with disabled children
17 April 2015

Palestine Red Crescent Society supporting parents with severely disabled children

Twice a week Amani Muhammed Al-Jamal enters the small house in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, where Mahmoud and Alaf live with their seven children. Three have disabilities and one is deaf.
Reducing risks for vulnerable people in the North Jordan Valley
2 April 2015

Reducing risks for vulnerable people in the North Jordan Valley

In order to reduce the risk of disasters in the North Jordan Valley in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the Palestine Red Crescent Society has implemented a number of disaster risk reduction initiatives targeting 5,000 people in the area.
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.
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.
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
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.
A mother and four children saved at the last minute
18 August 2014

A mother and four children saved at the last minute

Rida Abou Assi, a 24 year old widow and head of a poverty-stricken family. When her husband passed away two years ago, she became the head of the family
After 17 days, Palestine Red Crescent Society is scaling up its response in Gaza
24 July 2014

After 17 days, Palestine Red Crescent Society is scaling up its response in Gaza

The situation in the Gaza Strip continues to be extremely challenging for civilians and aid workers who have not been spared from the fighting.
President of Palestine Red Crescent Society visits Gaza and calls for the protection of civilians and aid workers
21 July 2014

President of Palestine Red Crescent Society visits Gaza and calls for the protection of civilians and aid workers

Dr Younis Al Khatib, President of Palestine Red Crescent Society, arrived in Gaza this weekend to witness the humanitarian operation.
Interview: Dr Khalil Abu Foul
18 July 2014

Interview: Dr Khalil Abu Foul

Dr Khalil Abu Foul, 43, is a general surgical consultant and is head of the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s disaster and management unit in the Gaza Strip. He is also Director General of al-Quds hospital in the Gaza Strip.
IFRC supports Palestine Red Crescent Society to meet the needs of the affected people
16 July 2014

IFRC supports Palestine Red Crescent Society to meet the needs of the affected people

In support of the response of the Palestine Red Crescent to the ongoing emergency in Gaza Strip and West Bank, the IFRC provided today funds through its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) for 228,474 Swiss francs, to support the National Society in
Palestine Red Crescent at the forefront assisting civilians in Gaza Strip and West Bank
15 July 2014

Palestine Red Crescent at the forefront assisting civilians in Gaza Strip and West Bank

Hostilities have significantly escalated since the eruption of violence on July 7 in the Gaza Strip. Continued military operations have led to the increase of casualties on a large scale, while hundreds of people were forced to flee from their homes.
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
Assisting the people of Gaza with new projects in health and higher education
10 June 2013

Assisting the people of Gaza with new projects in health and higher education

The Qatar Red Crescent Society, in collaboration with the Palestinian Red Crescent, is launching 27 new projects, 19 of which provide services for the disabled, and 8 of which target higher education development in the Gaza Strip.
IFRC President commends the life-saving and peace-building role of the Palestine Red Crescent Society
21 February 2013

IFRC President commends the life-saving and peace-building role of the Palestine Red Crescent Society

On a visit to Palestine, the President of the IFRC, Mr. Tadateru Konoé, praised the humanitarian standards of the PRCS.
Emergency appeal launched in response to acute humanitarian needs in Gaza
23 November 2012

Emergency appeal launched in response to acute humanitarian needs in Gaza

The Palestine Red Crescent Society is calling for international and national donations to support its response activities following the escalation of the Gaza crisis. The airstrikes have put an additional strain onto the National Society’s and local health authorities’ capacities to cope with the large numbers of wounded. Gaza has also been suffering from a chronic shortage of essential drugs a...
Palestine Red Crescent providing emergency assistance to victims of Gaza crisis
17 November 2012

Palestine Red Crescent providing emergency assistance to victims of Gaza crisis

The Palestine Red Crescent Society has been providing emergency assistance in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of military operations four days ago.
Palestine: psychosocial support puts smiles on orphans’s faces in Qalqilya
17 June 2010

Palestine: psychosocial support puts smiles on orphans’s faces in Qalqilya

Margret Al Ra’i, a psychosocial worker at the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), brings joy and hope to orphaned children in Qalqilya.
Palestine Red Crescent applauds first woman ambulance driver
5 May 2010

Palestine Red Crescent applauds first woman ambulance driver

Safiya Al Balbissi walks assertively, like a queen.
Gaza: “If you really want to empower people…”
15 April 2010

Gaza: “If you really want to empower people…”

In a Red Cross Red Crescent Community Centre in Gaza city, 20 women sit in a circle and share their joys and sorrows.
11 March 2009

Gaza: Providing psychological support

Special programmes have been established to counsel and comfort victims and relief workers alike.
Gaza: A doctor's story
30 January 2009

Gaza: A doctor’s story

On his return from a humanitarian mission in Gaza, an Algerian Red Crescent doctor tells of his day-to-day work amid the bombing.
21 January 2009

Gaza: humanitarian needs remain acute as devastation is revealed

Now that the shelling and gunfire have stopped, and Israeli armed forces have pulled out of Gaza, displaced Palestinians are going back to their homes, or what is left of them.
15 January 2009

Gaza: Palestine Red Crescent Society in urgent need of funds to face worsening humanitarian crisis

As fighting intensifies and Israeli armed forces push further into Gaza, the grave humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate.
Gaza: Palestinian Red Crescent Society endures enormous strain
7 January 2009

Gaza: Palestinian Red Crescent Society endures enormous strain

As violence escalates in the cramped conditions of the Gaza Strip humanitarian work becomes even more precarious for the dedicated but exhausted staff of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society The one and a half million Palestinian people living in ...
Gaza: Palestine Red Crescent Society launches emergency appeal
31 December 2008

Gaza: Palestine Red Crescent Society launches emergency appeal

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has launched a preliminary emergency appeal for 6.
Gaza: Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers respond to humanitarian crisis
30 December 2008

Gaza: Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers respond to humanitarian crisis

More than 200 Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) volunteers, 60 medics and 120 medical staff have been working tirelessly to respond to the humanitarian crisis currently taking place in the Gaza strip.
1 February 2008

Palestine Red Crescent: working and living under siege in Gaza

Since the sealing off of the Gaza strip by Israeli authorities in June 2007, the humanitarian situation of Palestinians has deteriorated significantly, leaving tens of thousands of families living in extreme poverty.
Long-term support essential for Palestine Red Crescent in grim humanitarian situation
12 February 2007

Long-term support essential for Palestine Red Crescent in grim humanitarian situationInterview with Younis Al-Khatib, President of the Palestine Red Crescent Society

The Palestinian territories are witnessing their worst humanitarian crisis in years, with the situation exacerbated by mounting internal tensions between Palestinian groups.
The real heroes of Gaza
20 December 2006

The real heroes of Gaza

The humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is dramatic.
Humanitarian hopes remain in Gaza
19 September 2006

Humanitarian hopes remain in Gaza

In the Palestinian Occupied Territories, the humanitarian crisis continues to the sound of rocket fire.
Palestinian Red Crescent in race against time
16 June 2005

Palestinian Red Crescent in race against time*

LIKE thousands of their peers around the world, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) from the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) are used to saving lives, but also used to waiting at the station, talking about previous operations they have done, or sim
Total communications for deaf Palestinian children
27 August 2004

Total communications for deaf Palestinian children

“Since the beginning of the intifada, it has often been difficult to go to school because of the checkpoints,” says 16-year-old Halim Abil in sign language.
Diagnosis key to improving Palestinian children’s lives
17 June 2004

Diagnosis key to improving Palestinian children’s lives

The little boy is having his ears checked, but it’s not an easy process for the Palestine Red Crescent doctor, who suspects he has an infection.
Spanish know-how boosts Palestinian emergency response
6 May 2004

Spanish know-how boosts Palestinian emergency response

A man is carried into the tent on a stretcher with an open wound on his chest.
Coping with conflict in West Bank
2 April 2004

Coping with conflict in the West Bank

“I once saw a man killed at a roadblock, and I felt very bad afterwards,” 10-year-old Majdi says.
Three years of Intifada boost PRCS and MDA response capabilities
3 October 2003

Three years of Intifada boost PRCS and MDA response capabilities

If there is a silver lining to the dark clouds of violence, mistrust and suffering that hang over the Middle East as the Intifada enters its fourth year, it is that the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the Israeli national society, Magen David Ad
When Palestinian aid-workers become victims
24 June 2003

When Palestinian aid-workers become victims

Mohammad F.
22 May 2003

Sport gives way to security at Baghdad’s Palestinian clinic

The Haifa Club was known in Baghdad as a place where children and adults could go to play football and practice other sports.
20 May 2003

A castle of hope for the helpless of Khan Yunis

Ibrahim Hamdan looks briefly in the grim eyes of the fighter, armed with a Kalashnikov and dressed in a faded olive green uniform.
9 April 2003

Palestine Red Crescent responds to attack in Gaza, Jenin explosion

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has come to the assistance of people injured in an Israeli attack in Gaza City and an explosion at a school in the West Bank town of Jenin.
19 February 2003

Amid hardships, disabled children still top Palestine Red Crescent's priorities

When she concentrates, Hibba can put the right words on colours and letters.
27 January 2003

Red Crescent responds to Israeli raid on Gaza

Palestine Red Crescent Society ambulance teams were quick to assist victims of Saturday evening's large-scale assault on Gaza City by the Israeli army, in which 12 people were killed and 67 wounded.
Palestinian Red Crescent empowers deaf children
3 December 2002

Palestinian Red Crescent empowers deaf children

"When I grow up, I want to be a doctor," says 12-year-old Wala' Al-Jammal, her big, dark eyes open wide.
American Red Cross-Palestine Red Crescent collaboration enters new phase
20 November 2002

American Red Cross-Palestine Red Crescent collaboration enters new phase

Cooperation between the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the American Red Cross (ARC) has entered a more active phase, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations on 18 November.
Palestinian Red Crescent learns to adapt
2 October 2002

Palestinian Red Crescent learns to adapt

Two years into the second Intifada, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has had to adapt to the changing reality in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Red Crescent finds ways to break isolation of West Bank villages
8 July 2002

Red Crescent finds ways to break isolation of West Bank villages

Home to 3,500 inhabitants, the village of Dayr Abu Mish'al lies on top of a hill, 35 kilometres north-west of Ramallah, on the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Palestine Red Crescent ambulances operate around-the-clock despite curfews
28 June 2002

Palestine Red Crescent ambulances operate around-the-clock despite curfews

Dr.
Palestine Red Crescent Society concerned about health conditions and risk of epidemic in remote villages
14 May 2002

Palestine Red Crescent Society concerned about health conditions and risk of epidemic in remote villages

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is very concerned about the deteriorating health conditions in the Occupied and Autonomous Palestinian Territories, especially in villages which remain totally cut off.
29 April 2002

Palestine Red Crescent: 35 years of support to refugees in Lebanon

23 April 2002

Red Cross and Red Crescent mobilizes help for Palestinian population

Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from around the world have mobilized assistance, in the form of goods and delegates, to bring essential help to the Palestinian population.
17 April 2002

Desperate search for survivors in Jenin

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) emergency teams finally entered Jenin refugee camp on Monday and are now involved in a desperate race against time to rescue survivors who may be trapped in
12 April 2002

Movement expresses deep concern about humanitarian situation on West Bank

A serious humanitarian crisis is developing on the West Bank with deep concern in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement about the lack of access to the sick and the injured, a press conference hosted by the International Committee of the R
Palestine Red Crescent paramedics under pressure
11 April 2002

Palestine Red Crescent paramedics under pressure

Over the past ten days, 28 Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) paramedics have been arrested while carrying out their humanitarian work including the PRCS President Younis Al-Khatib who was released following a campaign by the International Federation a
Appeal for access to sick and injured in Palestine
3 April 2002

Appeal for access to sick and injured in Palestine

The President of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Mr.
A day with Palestine's emergency medical teams
27 March 2002

A day with Palestine's emergency medical teams

At the Palestine Red Crescent (PRCS) branch of Bethlehem, West Bank, ambulances and their crews are on alert.
13 March 2002

Tragic week for the Palestine Red Crescent

12 March 2002

Prioritizing psychological first aid

Violence claims innocent victims every day in countries across the Middle East and North Africa.
7 March 2002

Palestine Red Crescent paramedics still in hospital

A joint Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), International Federation and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) team today went to visit the three paramedics who are still in hospital in Jerusalem after suffering severe burns when the ambulanc
Norwegian prize for outstanding humanitarian work in the Middle East
11 May 2001

Norwegian prize for outstanding humanitarian work in the Middle East

The Palestine Red Crescent (PRCS) and Israel's Magen David Adom (MDA) were awarded the Human Rights prize from the Lisl and Leo Eitinger Fund by the University of Oslo for their outstanding humanitarian work in the Middle East under extremely difficult po

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