A Word from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent President Eng. Khaled Hboubati
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) is a neutral humanitarian organization that always respects the Geneva Conventions, and is concerned with humans and their needs. It is tasked with humanitarian basic requirements and its functions increase in times of crises, wars and disasters, when needs are multifold.
SARC delivers a great humanitarian mission and carries a general humanitarian message without any religious, sectarian, ethnic or national discrimination. Therefore, it seeks for its personnel those who believe in its humanitarian mission.
Volunteerism plays a major role in SARC; that disciplined, systematized and well-trained voluntarism able to perform on the highest levels of humanitarian service in times of peace and war with view to ensuring the humanitarian message of impartiality of staff and volunteers to any given entity.
SARC relies on volunteers and paramedics who perform their duties in extreme circumstances and the most difficult of times. Those risk their lives for the benefit of all Syrians and work to save lives and serve all people.
SARC works on the ground and cooperates with all parties in order to achieve its humanitarian mission. Furthermore, it collaborates with humanitarian partners and has a positive cooperation with the Syrian government aimed at reaching targeted segments in need for humanitarian action, which, during the war conditions currently experienced in the country, takes the form of relief services conducted on a wide area of Syria.
SARC continues to embrace its humanitarian mission and works to equip its teams of volunteers, while always looking at its target groups in a single, impartial and non-discriminatory manner, in order to enhance its support to those in need.
God bless souls of SARC martyrs and all martyrs and heal wounds in our beloved country Syria, which we hope to recover soon and to regain its distinction in security and prosperity.
In the name of our organization (SARC), we pledge to you to exert our best efforts and to work diligently in order to alleviate the huge sufferings of our people, and to preserve SARC organization as prominent, committed to its objectives, distinctive human mark, neutral, independent and ideal symbol of sacrifice for people’s relief and service.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress
The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC): Is an independent humanitarian organization of public utility, and its permanent and continuous, and it has a legal personality and enjoys financial and administrative independence. [Read More]
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