November 2017

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”


Um Yahya receives insulin from Medical Center in Jaramana


Um-Yahya (41 years), displaced from Hajira area,  used to receive insulin from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Medical Center in Jaramana monthly.  “I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 24. I  was a shocked then, but my doctor helped me to fight it through diet and medicine, thank God after that I have had two kids”. 50 patients with diabetes visit the Medical Center which is supported by IFRC in Jaramana every day, This number constitutes half of the beneficiaries from the internal clinics according to the director of the center, while every month 1800 people get antidiabetic… Read More »


Installation of Water Tanks in Handarat Camp


The number of families returning to Handarat Camp has increased during the last two months, thus there is an urgent need for more water tanks to secure safe water for people there. As a response, SARC – Aleppo water team installed 5 water tanks of 5000 liters capacity and filled it with potable water via trucks in collaboration with ICRC.


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