May 2017

SARC Disaster Management Course in Swaida


On May 1st, 2017, the Disaster Management Unit at SARC-Swaida Branch concluded the first training course on the principles of disaster management for this year. The course was attended by 35 volunteers and involved sessions about disaster management and preparedness, sheltering, food, water and sanitation and health care in emergencies according to the disaster management curriculum by IFRC; in order to enable the volunteers to respond to emergencies and alleviate human sufferings.


PSS Training Course Targets SARC Volunteers in Lattakia Branch


Psychosocial support team in SARC Lattakia completed a training course in PSS principles with 28 trainees.. The five day  course included several concepts( psychological pressure, psychological interventions, loss and sadness, correct coping strategies, psychological first aid, children during crises, referral of children, support volunteers and staff).  


Livelihood team launches wheat seeds program


Livelihood team in SARC Rural Damascus branch launched a project to distribute wheat seeds for the farmers in Rural Damascus areas. This project started in the beginning of November 2016 by assessing 43 towns in Rural Damascus like (Al Kisweh, Sehnaya, Qatana, Al Nabek, Qutaifah, Qara, Yabroud, Jdaidet Al Khass, Sednaya and Shabaa). While the team met the farmers in these areas and distributed wheat seeds for 1700 families, including 100 kg seeds for each family. Notes that the distribution operation will be continued and the team will visit the cultivated lands until harvest time. It’s worth to mention that… Read More »


SARC organized a “ Media Communication Skills ” Workshop for the communication team


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) has organized a four day training course “Communication Skills” for media and communication teams on May 7th, 2017. This course is the first of its kind as it deals with subjects of editing of humanitarian stories, reports, profiles, features, social media news, media interviews of critical humanitarian cases and field communication skills.  35 communication officers and volunteers participated in this training course which aimed to develop their communication competences and upgrade the level of media and communication capacities of SARC. It is worth to mention that the training course was carried out in cooperation… Read More »


SARC bread distribution point attacked in Deir Ezzor


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) condemns the attack on its bread distribution point in Deir Ezzour city on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Regrettably two SARC volunteers were injured seriously, in addition to many casualties among the beneficiaries who were waiting at the point to get their bread bags. SARC reminds all parties to respect and protect humanitarian aid workers and reminds them of the people’s right to get humanitarian relief aid SARC hope all injured volunteers and wish injuries get well soon..


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