Red Cross Stories : Middle East and North Africa

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Middle East and North Africa

Lebanese Red Cross workers walk away from the camera, responding to explosion.

Canadians contribute $10.6 million to date to assist with Red Cross response in Lebanon

September 05, 2020 - Canadians are always generous in times of disasters and emergencies, that is clear yet again in response to the Beirut explosion.

Yemen: The world's single largest humanitarian crisis

November 16, 2018 - The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic. Almost every aspect of daily life has been affected by the conflict – fuel and food prices, access to clean water and the ability to move around.

Responder rescue ship

Life-saving mission begins in the Mediterranean as Red Cross launches rescue boat

August 16, 2016 - The Red Cross has launched its first search and rescue ship in a bid to save the lives of people crossing the Mediterranean seeking refuge and safety in Europe.

The Red Cross helps deliver aid to Madaya and other Syrian towns

The Red Cross helps deliver aid to Madaya and other Syrian towns

January 15, 2016 - Red Cross aid convoys are delivering life-saving food, water and healthcare to Syrian people in the beseiged areas of Madaya, Kafraya and Foua.

Distributing winter clothing

Winter arrives in Syria

December 14, 2015 - In Syria, the arrival of winter means increasing hardship for the nearly 8 million people who have been displaced within the country due to conflict. 

Syrian families: Refugees and migrants in search of safety for many years

September 09, 2015 - Hundreds of refugees and migrants sit at the southern border of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, waiting for transport going north to the Serbian border.

Red Cross responds to Syrian refugee crisis

September 03, 2015 -

Tens of thousands of people are migrating across Europe the Middle East and North Africa, fleeing conflict, insecurity or persecution in their home countries, seeking refuge and peace in Europe. The Red Cross is providing migrants and refugees with food, clothing, basic medical care and hygiene kits.

In face of migrant and refugee deaths in Mediterranean, Red Cross delivers humanitarian response

April 24, 2015 - Sinking of boat off coast of Libya, killing more than 700 migrants, highlights need for immediate and effective action to protect the dignity and safety of all migrants.

Slideshow: Syria Crisis enters fifth year

March 05, 2015 - View a collection of Red Cross photos that spans the first four years of the conflict in Syria. Humanitarian needs in Syria and the surrounding regions are likely to continue to grow in 2015.

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Displaced Syrian families prepare for cold winter ahead

December 15, 2014 - Against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains and with the temperature just below zero, children wearing only flip-flops are lined up to receive blankets from the Lebanese Red Cross.