the Red Crescent


: an organization in Islamic countries that helps people who are suffering because of a war or natural disaster

Examples of the Red Crescent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Israel said 419 trucks - the highest since the conflict began - entered on Monday, though the Red Crescent and U.N. gave much lower figures. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2024 The Israeli military was targeting Al-Amal with smoke bombs, and military vehicles were barricading the entrances of the compound, the Red Crescent said. Ameera Harouda, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2024 The injuries followed a siege that the Israeli military has laid on the Red Crescent's facilities for 12 days, the organization said. TIME, 3 Feb. 2024 El-Gerbi, who has since closed down the donations page to encourage people to give directly to the Red Crescent, said two of her uncles are on their way from Derna to Benghazi, with potentially tens of thousands of others making the same journey. Time, 17 Sep. 2023 Red Cross officials are concerned about Emirati news releases featuring the Red Crescent logo, on aid operations in Amdjarass that are said to be run by the Emirates Red Crescent. Declan Walsh, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2024 On Saturday, Israeli troops bombarded the area near Al-Amal for a sixth consecutive day, the Red Crescent said. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2024 After these changes, the Red Crescent’s new unofficial policy was to deliver aid according to partisan criteria. Annie Sparrow, Foreign Affairs, 20 Sep. 2018 Raed Abdel Nasser, secretary general of the Red Crescent in Egypt's North Sinai, put the number of fuel trucks at seven. Anna Schecter, NBC News, 24 Nov. 2023

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“The Red Crescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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