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One year of helping across the Middle East and north Africa

13 March 2012

After protests began in Tunisia in December 2010, unrest spread across many countries in the Middle East and North Africa. In response to escalating violence, we launched our Libya & Region Appeal on 28 February 2011.

With the situation in Syria deteriorating, we urgently needed more funds to meet growing humanitarian needs. On 1 March 2012 our Syria Crisis Appeal was launched, to help raise further funds for people affected by violence in the country.

The Libya & Region Appeal is now closed, but below you can see some of the ways the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement helped people across Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen in the year since February 2011.

We still urgently need funds to continue helping people in Syria. Donate to our Syria Crisis Appeal


© February: Getty Images/ ICRC/ Gratiane de moustier, March: ICRC/Alessandro Giusti, April: ICRC/ Robin Waudo, May: ICRC, Roger Ruffy, June: ICRC/ Robin Waudo, July: ICRC/s.n, August: ICRC/ Thierry Gassmann, September: ICRC/ Jon Bjorgvinsson, October: ICRC/s.n, November: SARC/ Hany Hawasly, December: SARC/ Ibrahim Malla, January: SARC/ Ibrahim Malla.