The IFRC’s Middle East and North Africa regional office works in support of 17 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the region. Through its country cluster support teams and country offices, it provides coordination, financial and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

Latest news from Middle East and North Africa

A warm smile, calm voice, kind words and a lot of laughter. Raoa’a Abo Alaban, 24, a community volunteer of Jordan Red Crescent is visiting Sadel, 10, in her family’s home. The two are happily chatting about friends, favorite school subjects and future …

10 January 2020

A decade ago it seemed like a dream could come true for Nafe Ahmad Khalifah from Syria. For two years he had worked long days making pastry in Thailand, hoping to one day have his own little bakery and house. In 2009, he finally returned home with enou …

20 December 2019

The renowned Iraqi Oud artist Naseer Shamma, the Goodwill Ambassador of Iraqi Red Crescent and IFRC MENA, performed for peace and social inclusion at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement last week in Geneva, Switzerla …

18 December 2019

Since the nationwide mass protests started in Lebanon, the Lebanese Red Cross teams have been on the ground providing life-saving support to people affected. To date, more than 12,965 people have been assisted. To help the Red Cross to cope with the ne …

13 November 2019

Imad Sabah’s life changed more than 15 years ago, when he met an Iraqi Red Crescent Society’s volunteer collecting donations for displaced people in Anbar. When Imad heard how people had to leave all their belongings behind and seek safety away from ho …

30 October 2019
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Contact
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Beirut, Hazmiyeh, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
+961 5 428 444
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People
  • Regional Director: Sayed Hashem
Country cluster support offices
  • North Africa (Tunis): Iliana Mourad
  • GCC (Dubai): Mohammed Omer Mukhier (acting)
Country offices:
  • Iraq (Baghdad): Farid Aiywar
  • Iran (Tehran): Davood Pourkhanali
  • Jordan (Amman): Muftah Etwilb
  • Lebanon Cristhian Cortez Cadoza
  • Libya (Tunis): Stefano Cordella
  • Palestine (Ramallah): John Entwistle
  • Syria (Damascus): Paula Fitzgerald
  • Yemen (Sana’a): Indra Adhikari

Ongoing crises

Regional support

In the MENA region, the IFRC focuses its efforts on enabling National Societies to better deliver their services to people in need in their countries, and where relevant, to facilitate their partnerships with other National Societies.

Technical assistance and guidance in key areas are provided by the regional team and country/multi-country cluster teams where appropriate. Experts in a broad range of relevant operational and development areas work with National Societies to strengthen their work.