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
Photo by Iraqi Red Crescent Society As the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading also in the Middle East and North Africa, the Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies in the region are scaling up their preparedness and response, with support fr …
Photo by Palestine Red Crescent Society Words by Ra’ed Al Nims, Palestine Red Crescent Society “We are drowning… Help us!” Palestine Red Crescent Society’s Operations Room in Gaza received this distressing call during heavy rains, strong wind and cold …
In Pictures: Red Crescent supporting communities hit by flash floods in southeastern Iran
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 …
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 …
- Regional Director: Sayed Hashem
Country cluster support offices
- North Africa (Tunis): Iliana Mourad
- GCC (Dubai): Mohammed Omer Mukhier (acting)
- 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
Recent press releases
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.