June 2017

Workshop on Peer Support Program


Due to the imposed accumulated stress over the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers, SARC organized a workshop on peer support program on 14-17/5/2017. The course, which is carried out in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, targeted 13 volunteers of Damascus branch and supported them with the needed training on how to deal with the psychological stress. The participating volunteers will be able to promote the service of peer support among their colleagues in the branch.


A Training Course on “Mental Health Gap Action Program”


The Mental Health Gap Action Program presents a good solution In light of the challenges imposed by the current crisis in Syria, the sever lack of psychologists and the increase of the mental health disorder cases. In cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organized a training course on the mentioned program on 21-25/5/2017. The course brought together 25 doctors of SARC staff members who work in primary health care all over the Syrian governorates. It dealt with many topics of depression, bipolar disorder, collapse, psychosis and psychological… Read More »


Distribution of Hygiene Kit for People with Special Needs in SARC-Maysat center in Damascus


 2071 hygiene kit for people with special needs distributed in May 2017 by SARC’s Disasters Management Unit – Damascus Branch at the Maysat center. The kits are supported by German Red Cross to reach beneficiaries of 560 new baby born and 1511 elderly, in addition to 354 health baskets provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The distribution process was carried out according to a follow-up mechanism in order ensure the health status of the beneficiary and the efficiency of needs matching, which contribute to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people according to the principles of… Read More »


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