November 2017

SARC warehouses burned out in Qunaitera city


Syrian Arab Red Crescent deeply regrets the fire accident in its warehouses in SARC-Qunaitera branch. The accident occurred due to a direct two mortar shell and caused a huge loss in the medical and food items provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and United Nations. No injuries were reported. SARC calls on all parties to respect and protect both humanitarian volunteers and properties in order to perform its humanitarian duty and help the most vulnerable people. #SARC #NotATarget  


SARC Received the 1st batch of the Rice Provided by China


In the presence of Mr. Osama Bitar, SARC General Director, and Mr.Qi Qianjin, China’s Ambassador to Syria, SARC Received the first batch of the rice item, provided by People’s Republic of China, in Lattakia port on Monday, Nov 20, 2017. SARC organization extends sincere gratitude to the People’s Republic of China for its constant support to the organization and the Syrian people.


Humanitarian aid convoy to Al-Houla and Harbinafse m


Joint relief aid convoy (61 trucks), Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nation ( UN), reached Al-Houla in Rural Homs and Harbinafse in Rural Hama on 4/10/2017. The convoy carried food, non- food, medical items, water & sanitation items , routine vaccines, vaccines of the national campaign against measles and school books to 89,000 people there.


SARC participated in RCRC Statutory meetings “Power of Humanity”


A delegation from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent participated in the Red Cross Red Crescent Meetings “Power of Humanity” held in Antalya, Turkey on 5-11/11/2017. Headed by Dr. Ziad Msallati, Senior Advisor for External Affairs, the delegation attended the MENA Zone meetings and held bilateral meetings with the participated national societies in order to enhance cooperation. In addition, the delegation presented an overview of SARC services provided in the field of mental health and psychosocial support. They also came to an agreement with the French Red Cross on a return to collaboration between SARC and FRC soon. In the margins… Read More »


Induction course for 85 newly appointed volunteers


In September, SARC-Homs Human Resources committee held three consecutive introductory workshops for 85 new volunteers. The workshops involved a brief on SARC,  origins, concepts of International movement of Red Cross, the seven principles, the work of SARC committees and teams and SARC emblem”


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