This pencil case made by their small hands is to fit their pencils, but not their big dreams. Children were highly interactive and full of enthusiasm as they were making and coloring pencil cases during an activity launched by psychosocial support team of SARC-Damascus branch at the beginning of the new school year. During the one week long activity, which was aimed to encourage children to attend the school, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers visited many sheltering centers and multiple clinics center, and gifted 330 children with stationary items.
Relief aid convoy for 25000 people reached Harasta, Masraba and Madiara areas on Saturday, 23 Sep, 2017. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy (42 trucks), which was delivered in cooperation with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and UN, was loaded with 5000 food parcels, 5000 flour bags, baby milk, medicines, children’s clothes, nutrition items and school supplies.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) started on a new medical service by providing children, who suffer sight problems, with colored glasses. This service carries beneficial medication and entertainment as it helps the children (under 14) whose families couldn’t afford treatment expenses to improve their sight and enjoy putting on the colored glasses. 120 children benefited from the service in August 2017 through SARC clinics in Jaramana, Dwaela’a and Al-Tall areas. Moreover, SARC, in cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), exerts more efforts to provide the service at all SARC clinics.