January 2015

SARC teams on alert to alleviate the threatening winter conditions in Syria


By Vivian Tou’meh, Syrian Arab Red Crescent Volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been deployed following heavy snow storms which hit the country in recent weeks. Volunteers have been helping people to move out of unfinished buildings and providing heat, blankets and warm clothes. Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, President of SARC said: “The snowstorm has shown once more that our staff and volunteers are ready and prepared to respond at all times. We thank all SARC those who were able to help people in the freezing weather.” In Damascus, volunteers responded to several cases related to ice… Read More »


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Launches its New Website


Damascus 27/1/2015 The Syrian Arab Red Crescent launches its new website, so to shed light to the SARC’s various activities and to be in touch with the Syrian People and the organization’s partners in humanitarian work. “Though the Syrian crisis entered its fourth year, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent continues to provide its services to the affected people around the country. As we hope the new website will reflect the pure reality of SARC’s exerted efforts and activities in fields of first aid, primary health care, disaster management, water and sanitation and Psycho-social Support.” Said Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, the… Read More »


The Sweden Red Cross Delegation Visits Syria


The Sweden Red Cross Delegation paid a visit to Syria on 13/1/2015. The delegation consists of the General Secretary, Ms.Ulricka Kagstrom, and her office manager, Eleina Erlandson, as well as the International Relationship Manager, Mr.Malkir Mabak, and The Communication Officer, Ms. Carin Tenghby. The delegation met the President of The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar and discussed issues related to SARC’s activities. On their second day in Syria the delegation visited SARC’s Homs Branch, and had a field tour to the gynecological hospital and the central chamber of operations. They also had been to Homs old city and… Read More »


Psychological Support Team Launch New Training Course


Within the increasing number of the affected people resulting from the deteriorating situation in Syria, the workload weighing heavily down SARC’s Psychological Support Team.  These huge tasks prompted the team to develop its staff members’ skills, so to carry out the psychological care services perfectly. Based on the need for skills development, The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and in cooperation with the UNICEF, organized four day training course in Damascus with title of “Therapeutic interventions & Consultations”. The course targeted the psychological multidisciplinary clinics’ team, and provided training to Aleppo clinic’s psychological specialists, mobile teams’ technical specialists and consultations centers.… Read More »


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