North Africa

  • Message board to find missing family members after an emergency in North Africa

Helping in North Africa

Assisting People Affected by Conflict

Soon after violence broke out in Libya in February 2011, hundreds of thousands of people fled to neighboring countries, with the greatest number arriving in Tunisia. Along the border, Red Crescent volunteers greeted the initial droves of migrant workers and provided them with first aid, shelter, food, blankets, clean water, sanitation services, and phone calls to loved ones until they could make arrangements to return to their homelands. To support these efforts, the American Red Cross also led teams of Red Cross and Red Crescent workers from around the world to build and support a tent community in Tunisia for families escaping the violence across the border.