Category: Middle East and North Africa

From sheep to carpets – what it’s like to work on livelihoods in Syria

“This work involves identifying capabilities, assets and activities for generating income, but it’s about more than money. It’s about independence and dignity. In short, I’m working to support vulnerable Syrians affected by the conflict to get back on their feet.” – Yolanda Davila, IFRC livelihoods delegate in Syria

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Iran: Red Crescent supports emergency services as heavy snow causes chaos

Three people have lost their lives and two others have been injured after a series of avalanches struck a village near the northern Iranian city of Damavand in Tehran province on 3 February 2017. A number of cars were also hit by the deadly avalanches on a nearby road late Friday but Red Crescent rescue and relief teams succeeded in retrieving four vehicles from under the snow.

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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.