May 2015

A Story Between Difficulty of Travelling and Amputation Suffering


During the current crisis, some people lost their lower or upper limbs ; either they had an injury or their illness developed to the extent that they lost one of their limbs. On  April 2014, the Disaster management committee of SARC- Homs branch  insisted on forming a PWSN team. The team’s basic mission, which is done by some doctors and volunteers of the health awareness team, was to do a health survey and an assessment for the disabled people and to provide them by the necessary needs according to the survey and assessment data. Some cases needed follow up observation, so… Read More »


“Gathering and sewing”, a gallery of hand-made works


 The reproductive health project of SARC-Homs has extended its activities and carried out psycho-social support sessions. The sessions have been dedicated to the women who are unable to cop with their tough current situation. After providing the required materials to the mentioned women, it was a beautiful surprise that each of them sewed the most beautiful pieces of clothes. SARC-Homs team collected those pieces, especially which made by ladies who got back to their homes in the old city of Homs, and displayed them  in a gallery of hand-made works. They called the gallery  “Gathering and sewing”, that was held in Al Zihrawi archaeological palace in the… Read More »


Professional Training Projects for Beneficiaries are Launched in Homs


On April29th , SARC Homs branch – Akramah point and in collaboration with the Department of Education, opened the professional training center in Suleiman Al-Halabi school, in the Phosphate area, and in Abdo Khder Tlawe, in Al Zahra area. The joint work was launched with three training courses (household electricity, repairing mobiles and ICDL), so that 60 people will benefit from these courses. It is worth mentioning that the courses are free , and there will be more in the near future.


Distributing Mosquito Nets to Internally Displaced Families in al-Zahraa

Accumulated rubbish and swamps in several areas in Aleppo as well as summer approaching are the dangerous factors that cause rising in insects-borne infections such as leishmaniasis. This is why SARC – Aleppo hygiene promotion team carried out activities in Al-Hassoub Building, a sheltering center, and nearby tents in al-Zahraa. The team held awareness sessions for 80 mother, and concentrate on the leishmaniasis symptoms, means of transmission, treatment and prevention. Sessions were concluded with providing 230 mosquito nets to each family residing in the mentioned shelters, and with beneficiaries of 617 individuals.    


SARC and ICRC Sign Cooperation Agreement


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross  signed a mutual cooperation agreement concerning the relief program 2015 on May 23rd 2015. The agreement was signed with the attendance of Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Ms. Myrian Ghasser, Head of ICRC Delegation, Mr. Sameer Tallaj, SARC’s Relief Program Coordinator and Mr. Govinda Prasad Dahal, ICRC’s Relief Program Coordinator. This agreement is to enhance the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Organization and its exerted efforts to providing relief services to vulnerable people in the current crisis. Moreover, the agreement is similar to that of 2014… Read More »


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