Visit of the Head of Delegation of the International Committee for Red Cross in Syria

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 10/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross in Syria, Mrs. Marianne Gasser, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed Ms. Gasser and spoke about the different areas of health and medical assistance that the Patriarchate is ...

Visit of the Head of Delegation of the International Committee for Red Cross at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/2/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received the Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross in Syria, Mrs. Marianne Gasser, accompanied by Mr. Daniel Cavoli, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed the visiting delegation and gave an overview of the relief work and projects ...

Syrian Refugees Surge Into Serbia Seeking Asylum

Syrian refugees gather outside of the police station in Presevo, Serbia, where they are waiting to be registered for assistance. Many have traveled more than 1,000 miles in their flight to freedom. IOCC, in cooperation with Red Cross of Serbia, is providing meals to the weary travelers as well as to local people in need. photo: Nenad Preleveic/IOCC

July 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — One thousand miles separate Syria and Serbia, but the desperation to flee their war-torn country is driving thousands of refugees from Syria, as well as some from Afghanistan and other countries to make the long and dangerous journey. Their trek is a combination of boats, buses, trains, and walking. Many ...

A former Australian rock star and the head of Sierra Leone’s Red Cross have join forces to help the people of this troubled land

  By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries - 21/11/13 FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (ANS) -- A former Australian rock star, who once shared the stage with the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, has joined forces with the President of Sierra Leone’s Red Cross, to help the people of this West African country still recovering from a terrible civil war that ...

Archbishop leads Jerusalem sit-in for prisoners

06/04/2013 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Residents organized a sit-in on Thursday in front of the Red Cross encouraging detainees on hunger strike and in solidarity with the loss of detainee Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh. Jerusalem figures and families of detainees participated in the demonstration. Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna said that "we are in the heart of Jerusalem expressing solidarity with ...

Libya arrests foreign ‘missionaries’

Chris Stephen in Tripoli - 17 /2/13 Four foreign nationals accused of distributing Christian literature, a charge that could carry the death penalty. Four foreigners have been arrested in Libya on suspicion of being missionaries and distributing Christian literature, a charge that could carry the death penalty. The four – a Swedish-American, Egyptian, South African and South Korean – ...