December 2017

ICRC Operations Coordinator Visits SARC Homs branch

Within the framework of joint cooperation among humanitarian partners, Dr. Moataz Al _Atassi, Head of the board of directors, and the board members received the operations coordinator of the ICRC headquarters in Geneva and her delegation on Wednesday the 4th of October. The two-day visit aimed to have a look at the projects and the joint activities implemented in cooperation between SARC and the ICRC.  

Towards Supporting Livelihoods, SARC Launching Its Third Project in Swaida

200 Kg of barley seeds and 150 kg of fertilizers (superphosphate) are a portion for each beneficiary of the barley seeds and fertilizer project, which was launched by the livelihoods support team at SARC-Swaida Branch. The project is supported by ICRC and in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform. It targeted 1500 families in 22 villages and towns in Swaida governorate and aimed to support affected familiesو help them to generate an adequate income and turn to self-sufficiency. Livelihoods support team finished both, the assessment and the introduction of the project phases through field visits and direct meetings with beneficiaries during the last month.

Humanitarian aid convoy entered the rural Raqqa

Syrian Arab Red Crescent – HQ in cooperation with its branches in Aleppo and Raqqa delivered the second humanitarian aid convoy to the southern rural areas of Raqqa on Saturday, December 2017. The convoy (38 trucks) consisted of 7000 food parcels, 7000 hygiene kits, 7000 kitchen kits, plastic sheets, 10000 mattresses and 15000 blankets. These items are provided by International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and are estimated to meet needs of about 35000 people there.  

Another humanitarian aid convoy reaches Al-Boukamal ,Deir Ezzour

Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivered another humanitarian aid convoy to Al-Boukamal city in Deir Ezzour on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The convoy (15 trucks) is loaded with 3000 food parcels, 3000 flour bags, 2500 canned food parcels, 3000 hygiene kits, 4500 diaper bags and 2500 solar lamps.   It is worth to mention that the aid is provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the  International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the United Nations.

SARC launched sheep project in Hama and once again in Lattakia

Through its livelihood program, Syrian Arab Red Crescent launched sheep distribution project for the first time in Hama (Jnann village with 300 beneficiaries) and for the second time in Lattakia (Rural Jableh- Foyersat, Al-Mshayrfeh, Harf AsSari, Al-Kroum, Hilet Ara and Hilbaco villages with 250 beneficiaries). The project included a donation of 2 pregnant sheep and 600 kg fodder (barley and bran). In addition, a veterinary supervision and medical follow up will be provided through weekly visits for one year. It is worth to mention that this project is supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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