January 2018

Shy dream of happiness


  The one-room house in an unfinished building at Daf-AlSakher neighborhood (Jaramana) was the only haven for Baraa (12 years) and her family who have fled their hometown in Raqqa. “I am the elder child in the family. I collect plastic items and carry it on my head for my father to sell it and purchase some food for us,” the little girl told SARC volunteer. She still recalls that day when she came back from her school in Raqqa and did not find her clothes, toys or gifts. “Only the walls of the kitchen were left,” said Baraa. Her… Read More »


A delegation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation visits SARC


Headed by Ms. Nathalie Chuard, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Division, a delegation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation visits SARC- HQ on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The delegation came to know about SARC provided services and activities in all work fields during a meeting that headed by Mr. Osama Bitar, SARC Director General, and attended by SARC management members. They also discussed all potential cooperation in future.  


SARC distributes winter clothes for children


 Heavy coat, new shoes and wool hats will be put on by children in Rural Damascus, Hama and Rural Hama areas in order to protect them against cold winter. As soon as weather temperature went low, Syrian Arab Red Crescent launched winter clothes distribution campaign targeting children between 3 months and 14 years. The campaign started at the beginning of this week and included jackets, shoes, pajamas, hats, neck mufflers, gloves, socks and underwear provided by UNICEF. It is worth mentioning that SARC will continue the distribution process that will cover all Syrian governorates and reach all children in need.


Updating Data And Information of The Displaced Families in Swaida


The registration team at SARC-Swaida branch continues to update the data and the information of the displaced families in Swaida Governorate according to the basic standards designed for displacement condition and current residency. The team has completed the registration process for 4719 displaced families in 17 different villages and towns since the last June until the beginning of 2018.the registration is only available at the approved centers by SARC such as ( the branch – SARC posts) and includes the areas where SARC works.


SARC mobile clinic is heading to Rassas village in Sawida


  SARC health mobile clinic’s team made their way to Rassas village in Swaida accompanied with a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in order to provide health services to the sick people there. Since the beginning of 2018, the team visited 8 districts in Swaida governorate and provided free checkup and medications for 501 persons. SARC mobile clinics’ services is an example the various health services provided by SARC that aim to reach sick people in remote areas.


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