March 2014

The aid got through Douma for the second time in March


On March 29, the SARC teams in collaboration with the United Nations offices in Syria resumed its second convoy to reach Douma city, which has been besieged since 18 months. The convoy consisting of 14 trucks loaded with 1,000 food parcels, 2,821 hygiene kits, 1,000 baby diapers, 1,008 sanitary napkins, 2,000 plastic rolls, 80 boxes of soap, 40 boxes of peanut butter, 80 boxes of high energy biscuit, 177 bottles, 0.5  (Reproductive health) RH kit 2A to be used by the pregnant woman and one (Reproductive health) RH kit 2B to be used by the Midwife. The SARC appreciates the… Read More »


Canadian Red Cross visit


The Canadian Red Cross Secretary General, Mr. Conrad Sauvé and Mr. Hossam Elsharkawi, Director of Emergencies and Recovery for International Operations, in a visit to the First Aid and Disaster Response Operation Center and logistics hub of the SARC.  


Joint statement – Syria crisis, 3 years on: the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls for an end to the humanitarian tragedy


14 March 2014, Damascus/Geneva (SARC/IFRC/ICRC) In the three years since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the situation has developed into a humanitarian disaster of appalling dimensions. More than 9 million Syrians are in need of urgent assistance, including 6.5 million people displaced inside their own country, half of them children, struggling to survive amid the fighting. A further 2.4 million people have fled Syria since January 2012, seeking refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Thousands more families have left for countries further afield. Today, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate rapidly in large parts of the… Read More »


Joint statement – Syria crisis, 3 years on: the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls for an end to the humanitarian tragedy


14 March 2014, Damascus/Geneva (SARC/IFRC/ICRC) In the three years since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the situation has developed into a humanitarian disaster of appalling dimensions. More than 9 million Syrians are in need of urgent assistance, including 6.5 million people displaced inside their own country, half of them children, struggling to survive amid the fighting. A further 2.4 million people have fled Syria since January 2012, seeking refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Thousands more families have left for countries further afield. Today, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate rapidly in large parts of the… Read More »


Volunteering and hoping to create a better future for all Syrians


by: Vivian Tou’meh Wafaa Malla Aref’s is a former Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer who is now working in al-Battani Polyclinic in al-Raqqah. Since the beginning of the events in al-Raqqah, only men were allowed to volunteer with SARC, it was strange to see a woman volunteer, but Wafaa broke the rules and continued her work. Wafaa her life as a Red Crescent volunteer was drive by devotion and the chance to make a difference to the lives of Syrians. The work, she says, has given her the patience to deal with difficult situations. “I started as a SARC… Read More »


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