Author: Noora Jussila

First aid remains a priority in Middle East and North Africa

Many National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the Middle East and North Africa region have taken an innovative approach on first aid. Examples of this were heard in Tunis last week, where the representatives of 15 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies gathered for a regional first aid for 10 years.

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Red Crescent helps migrants rescued from shipping container in Libya

Early in the morning of Wednesday, 22 February, Khoms branch of the Libyan Red Crescent received a phone call. They were told that 69 migrants of different nationalities had been found inside a metal container near the city, some of them dead and the others in bad condition. They had been trapped in the container for four days.

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Libyan Red Crescent ensures dignified treatment of 74 bodies found in Zawiya

The Libyan Red Crescent yesterday recovered the bodies of 74 people that had washed ashore near Zawiya on Libya’s northern coast. It appears that the deceased had been on a inflatable boat attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. Boats like these usually hold 120 to 150 people. More bodies are likely to be washed ashore in the coming hours. 10 Libyan Red Crescent volunteers from the Zawiya branch are helping the local authorities in collecting the bodies of the deceased with dignity, placing them in body bags for transfer to a local hospital. For the Libyan Red...

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.