“We carried our kids and ran to the rooftop escaping the floods that invaded our houses. We stayed there for more than 18 hours until the water level receded” said Karima, mother of two. “When we came down, we saw that our belongings had been swept awa …

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.

Amid political turmoil that has been ravaging several countries in MENA in recent years, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have focused much of their efforts of providing relief and support to communities affected by conflicts. They have also made significant investment in strengthening the expertise of their volunteer teams to respond to a variety of crises. This form of development is an ongoing process.

Activities also include:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Resilience building
  • Health and emergency medical services
  • Psychosocial support

Latest news from Middle East and North Africa

By Mohammed Al- khuzai in Baghdad The Iraqi Red Crescent Society has stepped up to provide desalination and purification systems in Basra after a water pollution crisis led to more than 6,200 people needing hospital treatment in the southern Governorat …

10 September 2018

Renowned Iraqi musician and philanthropist was nominated as Goodwill Ambassador for the Middle East for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in July 2018. Mr Shamma will use his music and public profile in the reg …

27 July 2018

The Egyptian Red Crescent Society’s health and safety programme, which teaches children and young people how to create a culture of hygiene, health promotion and risk reduction, is celebrating ten successful years.

22 January 2018

The Red Cross and Red Crescent has published an innovative new guide covering the humanitarian challenges of our increasingly urbanised world.

5 December 2017

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is helping conflict-affected people to rebuild their lives and their livelihoods by encouraging them to grow their own food – and sell the surplus crops.

1 December 2017
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  • Deputy director: Mohammed Omer Mukhier
Country cluster support offices
  • North Africa (Tunis): Amelia Marzal
  • Gulf (Dubai):  Fatima Gailani
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): Pitambar Aryal