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

“My dream is to go back to Cox Bazaar and meet the two years old twins, a boy and a girl called Reema, named after me,” said Reema Al-Merekhi, a volunteer with the Qatar Red Crescent who was deployed in 2017 to Bangladesh to assist displaced communitie …

22 March 2019
A still image from a video created by SARC showing an aid convoy reaching a remote camp.

A team of 146 Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers has arrived at the remote Rukhban Camp, bringing medicine, food, clothes, hygiene kits and other relief items to more than 40,000 people in desperate need. The 133-truck SARC convoy travelled mor …

7 February 2019

By Karina Lapteva, IFRC During winter, IFRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) increase humanitarian response efforts to help children and families to cope with the cold weather in most affected areas. Years of war brought destruction to many areas in …

14 January 2019

By Rana Sidani Cassou More than 300 Lebanese Red Cross volunteers and staff have been working round the clock to protect people from the rain and snow of Storm Norma, performing nearly 600 rescue missions – and delivering two beautiful, healthy babies …

9 January 2019

“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 …

3 October 2018
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  • 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