On 29 January a Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) car was involved in an accident in Sweida, southern Syria, due to snow and ice on the road. With sadness we confirm that two volunteers, Mazen Waleed Akl and Tareq Hisham Radwan lost their lives. Some of their fellow volunteers were injured. The SARC team were en route to an emergency response to provide first aid at a road accident that occurred in the early hours of the morning, due to the treacherous weather conditions. SARC and IFRC extend their condolences to their families, friends and the fellow volunteers of Sweida… Read More »
SARC PSS Team in Tartous branch recently has concluded a campaign that targeted 1850 students in schools of Hosen Al-Baher, Jditi and Al-Saeda villages. The campaign was launched on the 1st of September 2016 and goes on for the next three months. The team organized an open day titled “Birthday”, which includes several entertainments, activities and competitions. The “Birthday” open day is aimed to improving the children’s skills, self- exploration and dump all negative feelings. The team also distributed some gifts at the end of the open day.
Headed by its president Mr. Khaled Hboubati, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent delegation participated in the 9th Conference for the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies of the Middle East and North Africa which took place in Amman during the period January 24 – 26, 2017. The conference was held under the title “Together for Humanity”, and discussed several issues, most notably the emergency response to the challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, the importance of promoting a culture of peace, tolerance and non-violence.
29 SARC volunteers joined a training of trainers (TOT) that was held by SARC in cooperation with the British Red Cross in Lebanon- Beirut on 16-23 /12/2016. The course aimed to rehabilitate new trainers in all disaster management aspects in order to enrich the organization with professional trainer staff. It is worth to mention that the course was conducted under a supervision by SARC, BRC and IFRC trainers.
In coordination with Water Institution and supported by ICRC, SARC Water and Sanitation team in Swaida launched a project of power line install with length of 24 kilometers on Nov 1st 201. The project is dedicated to activate the wells in Khazmah area with electricity power with beneficiaries of 73700 people all over Salkhad area at the southern rural of Swaida.