Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held their joint annual meeting for the year 2017. The meeting, which aimed to review the jointly executed relief program between SARC and ICRC, brought together 18 disaster management and relief coordinators working in SARC-HQ and branches along with 12 delegates and employees working in ICRC relief department. The two-day meeting (1-2/10/2017) discussed many topics related to experience exchange, define positive practices and failure points, the prospects of the humanitarian situation, joint monitoring and follow up activities and response plan for 2018.
Due to the current crisis and its negative impacts on people in Syria, Syrian Arab Red Crescent has gone beyond the usual services provided in health field, and launched psychological health care service through specialized clinics. These clinics are run by qualified medical cadre, who provides medical diagnosis, behavioral treatments and free medicines. The treatment courses ranged between 6 months and 3 years depending on the cases. Dr. Mazen Khalil, psychiatrist specialist and technical supervisor of the psychological health clinics, stressed on the importance of the beneficiaries’ trust in the psychological treatment. He said that it is a basic step… Read More »