June 24, 2014

Following-up visit to the needs of the SARC’s dispensary in Dwailaa


A team of delegates from the Swedish Red Cross, Danish Red Cross and the IFRC’s Health delegate in Syria paid a visit to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent dispensary in Dwailaain order follow up and recognize the supplies needed for this dispensary. The dispensary Manger, Dr. Nour Huda Sbenati, briefed the team about the whole dispensary’s departments: waiting room, reception offices (in which patients take an identification card to fulfill with personal information), the accounting department. The team also had a tour to all clinics with following specialties: Endocrinology clinic, Gynecology clinic, Ophthalmology clinic, Dermatologyclinic, Diabetic clinic, Chronic Diseases and… Read More »


The changes wrought on a Red Crescent branch by an ongoing conflict


By Vivian Tou’meh and Sana Tarabishi, SARC Prior to the conflict in Syria, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) was a very different organization with a very different mission. It had been a significant presence in support of people fleeing other crises in the region. Branches close to the border with Iraq, for instance, had become well-versed in supporting refugees. The nature of SARC’s mission changed in 2011. The Aleppo branch, which has been involved in major operations since the outbreak of violence, was established in 1947. In its early years, the branch provided health services to local people – mostly children… Read More »


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