December 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Syrian Arab Red Crescent completes evacuation of 86 civilians with 29 patients among them in critical need of emergency medical care from Eastern Ghouta


Damascus/Beirut/Geneva, 29 December 2017—Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and staff from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have successfully transferred 86 civilians with 29 people among them with serious health conditions from eastern Ghouta near Damascus. The patients and their families were transferred to hospitals in Damascus where they will be treated for their illnesses. There were 17 children among those transferred during the three-day operation, along with 6 women and 6 men. All are suffering various life-threatening conditions that require advanced hospital care and treatment. The evacuation included also a transfer of their families (56 people) among them… Read More »


Rocca: When I will be back I will bring with me the thoughts about your dedications 


Mr. Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, decided to visit Syria on his first mission as IFRC president. The visit started on 16/12/2017 and ended on 20/12/2017. On the first day, Mr. Rocca paid a visit to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent where Eng. Khaled Hboubati, SARC president, and the HQ-top management welcomed him. He has a look at the work and activities carried out by SARC. “Every time I visit Syrians and Syrian Arab Red Crescent, I have been overwhelmed with emotions,” He said. On the second day, he met… Read More »


Syrian Arab Red Crescent held the General Assembly Meeting


The objective concentrates on upgrading coordination among SARC branches ….. and the humanitarian partners confirm their support SARC held its general assembly meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The meeting was attended by Mr. Imad Khamis, Syria prime minister, Mr. Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Ms. Marianne Gasser, head of ICRC’s delegation in Syria and all board members of SARC-HQ and branches. During the meeting, Mr. Khaled Hboubai, SARC president has a speech in which he said: “Despite all difficult circumstances surrounding our country, we do hold this meeting in order to upgrade… Read More »


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