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Dr Shams takes female patient's blood pressure

Dr Sham's story

Being pregnant at any time can be difficult, but being pregnant during monsoon floods brings particularly serious challenges.

People gather outside after earthquake

Red Cross responds to Spanish earthquake

12 May 2011

The Spanish Red Cross is treating injured people after two earthquakes struck Spain killing at least eight people.

Large crowd of people with hands raised hold an Ivory Coast flag aloft

Red Cross supports Ivory Coast refugees in Liberia

11 Feb 2011

As thousands flee from mounting political tensions in the Ivory Coast, the British Red Cross has given £50,000 to help refugees in Liberia.

Abu with his grandchildren

Abu's story: "we were very scared all the time"

When Abu's family crossed the border into Jordan, the army told them they were lucky. If they had tried to cross just three minutes before, they might have died.

First aid volunteers in Aleppo

Batoul’s story: 'I can help my community with neutrality'

After watching two shocking bomb attacks in Damascus on television, Syrian student Batoul wanted to help people affected by the ongoing violence in Syria.

Syria ambulances

Meet the people working in Syria

Explore photos of Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and staff, and see the crisis through their eyes.

Red Cross worker with Nadia's two disabled boys

Nadia's story: "I nearly gave up my sons"

26 Sep 2012

To make the crossing from Syria to Jordan, Nadia had to give her disabled sons sleeping pills and carry them for four days.

Noura outside psycho-social centre in Jordan

Noura's story: "we have seen a big difference in the people we are helping"

26 Sep 2012

Noura works for a psycho-social programme in Jordan. Recently, she has been helping Syrian refugees.

Nine-year-old Raneem is receiving treatment for a growth hormone deficiency.

Raneem’s story: displaced, ill and in need of healthcare

At the Syrian Arab Red Crescent health centre in Mezzeh, Damascus, nine-year-old Raneem is receiving treatment for her growth hormone deficiency.

Syrian refugee Rania with her family

Rania’s story: leaving behind the good life

Before the conflict in Syria, Rania ran a hair salon and her husband worked in construction. They had a house, a car, and a good life.

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