The Red Crescent supported Malek and his family with blankets, food and healthcare.
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This month the number of Syrian refugees registered by the UN in Lebanon passed one million. Most Lebanese people will tell you the real number is much higher.
Syrians have been fleeing for three years, and not everyone registers their arrival. Some won’t register out of fear of reprisals if they return home. And some who arrived with money feel registering once their cash runs out would take away their last shreds of dignity and identity.
The Lebanese Red Cross is giving vital help, including food and blankets, to thousands of refugees. But even with this support, day-to-day life can be incredibly difficult. More
Philip Alier Achiek gazes at the sun as it rises over the Baratuku refugee camp in northern Uganda. His four children sit patiently on a mat as their mother prepares their breakfast of porridge on a cooking stove.
For two weeks now, their home has been a temporary shelter made from reeds and plastic sheeting.
When violence broke out in South Sudan in mid-December last year, Philip and his family fled on a motorcycle, not knowing where to go or how long they would be away.
“Every field trip we go on at the moment is incredibly tough. We’re seeing a lot of suffering and quite significant humanitarian needs.”
British Red Cross delegate Nick Hamilton has just returned to base in Bangui, the capital of war-torn Central African Republic (CAR), where he is on a year’s secondment with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Months of unrest have left hundreds of thousands of people homeless and an estimated 2.5 million in need of aid.
The power of positive thinking can help anyone overcome problems big or small. But for refugees from Syria, struggling to maintain a normal family life after years of conflict, it can be a vital lifeline. Guest blogger Penny Sims met women getting a rare chance to talk about their feelings at a support group run by the Jordan Red Crescent.
At a psycho-social centre in Amman, women gather while their children are cared for in a playgroup next door. The women, a mixture of Syrians, Iraqis and Jordanians, are free to talk about their feelings and experiences with no disturbances from family or partners. For some, this is their only chance to consider how they are, or are not, coping. More
The hope and joy that greeted South Sudan’s independence in 2011 seems like a long time ago. The world’s newest nation is in the midst of a conflict and a vast humanitarian crisis.
Millions of people are reportedly in need of humanitarian aid – food, water and shelter – while nearly one million people have been made homeless.
Rory Moylan, from Hampshire, is a field delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Here he talks about the Red Cross’ role in South Sudan and life in the African nation.
See how child refugees in Jordan are getting vital emotional support, after witnessing years of conflict. Visit our website to donate to the Syria: Compassion in Conflict appeal.