July 2017

Piece of Paper and a pen

Neither advanced age nor chores could make education an impossible mission for ladies with self-motivation along with encouraging families. Those ladies whose ages range between (25- 65) tuned their time according to school bell of literacy classes which were launched by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC)) and supported by Danish Red Cross (DRC) in a community center in Al-Dwella area in Damascus city. Reem Obeid (55 years old): “I came to know about the center by chance. I thought it is a dispensary, but as soon as I heard about the courses, I had my submission and joineda literacy… Read More »

SARC-Homs Health Promotion Team Response in Countryside

Health Promotion team in SARC Homs branch continues response in Homs countryside in cooperation with ICRC. The team launched a campaign to raise the awareness of the local community and provide them with protective items. The team also held some educational sessions about Leishmaniasis in Al Ferqlous, Rajm Toko and Al Darwishia areas, and distributed 190 mosquito nets to 95 families.

ARCO Delegation visits SARC

A delegation from the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO) paid a visit to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) on 18-19/7/2017. Mr. Khaled Hbubati, SARC President, welcomed the delegation, who consisted of Dr. Ibrahim A. El-Dowy, Head of Research and Information Center, and Mr. Bashir Errahmani, Media Manager. They visited SARC headquarters and made field tour around Al-Maysat Distribution Center and prosthetics and Handicapped Rehabilitation Center of SARC. It is worth to mention that the visit aimed to estimate the possibility of collaboration between ARCO and SARC.

Disaster Management Principles course to 27 Volunteers of SARC-Homs Branch

SARC-‎Homs‬ Disaster Management Committee held a course about Disaster Management Principles. 27 volunteers from SARC Homs attended the course. The main topics of the courses were the principles of disaster management, the international standards according to the new course book of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). This course aims to reinforce the volunteers’ ability to be always ready to give a hand to affected people.‬‬

SARC received humanitarian aid plane provided by Czech Red Cross

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) received humanitarian medical aid provided by the Czech Red Cross in cooperation with the Czech Government. These aid, which include medical items and equipment were delivered by air and reached Damascus International Airport on 18/7/2017. Mr. Osama Bitar, Director General of SARC, and Ms. Eva Fillipi, Czech Ambassador in Syria welcomed Dr. Josef Konecny, the Secretary General of the Czech Red Cross who arrived in accompany with the plane. On behalf of SARC, Mr. Bitar expressed his deep gratitude to the Czech Republic and people; and to the Czech Red Cross for the huge… Read More »

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