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Middle East

Alongside multiple conflicts, the Middle East region is one of those most affected by climate change, now an increasing cause of further migration and displacement, and straining natural resources.

What we do

Working in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Türkiye, and Yemen; DRC works not only with those affected by conflicts in the region, but also with migrant communities, in particular in Türkiye and Yemen.

Given the protracted nature of conflicts and displacement, DRC’s work provides both life-saving assistance in emergencies, but also supports communities to prepare for the future: for example, by accessing documentation, developing skills, increasing access to public services, and restoring livelihoods.

Country operations in the Middle East

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22 Nov 2023

Four Day pause is not enough for the people of Gaza

31 Oct 2023

Statement: Ceasefire must be delivered for the people of Gaza

29 Oct 2023

Stories from Yemen: DRC Economic Recovery Interventions

21 Oct 2023

Statement: International Humanitarian Law must be upheld in Gaza

18 Oct 2023

Statement on the attack of the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza: Civilians should never be a target of conflict

18 Oct 2023

#CeasefireNow: Open Call for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel to Prevent a Humanitarian Catastrophe and Further Loss of Innocent Lives

08 Oct 2023

DRC statement on the escalation of violence in Israel/Palestine

02 Oct 2023

Joint Statement: Millions still struggling to survive in Yemen, as the cost of food soars 300%, humanitarian actors warn.

01 Oct 2023

Enhancing the Safety and Resilience of Communities through Humanitarian Mine Action Interventions in Yemen

12 Sep 2023

Empowering the Sharaqui Community: A Journey of Transformation through Access to Clean Water

24 Aug 2023

Microinsurance Initiative for Informal Workers in the Middle East

22 Aug 2023

​ DREAM: Digital Race for Employment and Mobility ​ in Tunisia

06 Aug 2023

Press release: Half a year since devastating earthquake – More than 3.5 million remain without a home

23 Jul 2023

“Now I feel I am a human being with dignity” – Aish, a displaced person in Yemen

23 Jul 2023

Solar Power Solves Water Access Problem in Yemen

09 Jun 2023

Addressing critical needs of Afghans: New Study Recommends Strategies for Principled Action

06 Jun 2023

How DRC’s mine action work is restoring hope in Iraq

06 Jun 2023

Yemen: Cash assistance is improving lives in Lahj

01 Jun 2023

Yemen - Piloting Biogas as a Source of Clean Energy and Fertilizer in Partnership with Yemini Social Enterprise

01 May 2023

Digital livelihoods in the Azraq refugee camp

13 Mar 2023

47 NGOs in Joint Statement: Earthquake one month on: Funding falls short of huge needs in Syria

06 Mar 2023

One month since devastating earthquakes, thousands of families still need shelter, water, and food 

28 Feb 2023

Photo Story: A day in the life of a Member of the WASH and Maintenance Committee in Al Rebat camp, Yemen

14 Feb 2023

Syria: 35 INGO and Syrian NGOs demanding unfettered access and massive scale-up of humanitarian response

09 Feb 2023

Press Release: DRC has lost a second colleague in Türkiye

06 Feb 2023

Press Release: Devastating earthquake hits Syria and Türkiye leaving thousands in urgent need

08 Nov 2022

Financial aid saves affected people by the floods

31 Aug 2022

Youth Employment in Tunisia - The ACREM project