Donate to the Middle East / North Africa Crisis
At the core of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the mandate and responsibility to protect and assist victims of disasters, conflict and other emergencies. Hostilities can escalate without warning and in the face of such unpredictable emergencies, the Red Cross attaches great importance in its ability to respond rapidly.
As violence continues to escalate in Syria, many affected communities remain disconnected and without any outside support. The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has been helping in the country since the unrest began, providing medical care, food and supplies.
Red Cross Red Crescent Societies in the surrounding region are in a state of preparedness for an eventual influx of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, ready to provide support communities who might be, or already are, affected by the crisis.
Canadians wishing to support the enormous humanitarian relief and recovery efforts in the affected regions are encouraged to make a financial donation online, at their local Red Cross office or by calling 1-800-418-1111. Please earmark donations “Middle East/North Africa Crisis”.
Funds raised will go to support emergency efforts by the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. This may include relief items (blankets, sleeping mats, and hygiene items), medical supplies and equipment and deploying emergency personnel. This fund will cover numerous countries including those currently affected and those potentially affected in the future.