According to its plan designed for capacity building and follow up work, SARC’s information management department held its annual meeting in which they outlined achievements in 2017 and discussed the plan of 2018. The meeting, which took place on 27-28/01/2017, tackled difficulties and challenges faced in information management field, sharing of work templates related to distribution and warehouses and daily reports. In addition, some graphics presentations designed by IM coordinators were shown for experience exchange among SARC branches.
Through a maneuver simulates a virtual bombing, the volunteers experienced the information they have gained during an advanced first aid training. The eight-day course finished on 17-12-2017 and brought thirty-five paramedics together. It aimed to empower them to respond to all different kinds of cases and provide first aid services.
Mr. Khaled Hboubati, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, received Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and accompanied delegation in SARC -HQ in Damascus. Mr. Hboubati confirmed the importance of more cooperation between SARC and UN amid the increase of humanitarian needs n Syria. “During the years of crisis, we endeavor to reach everyone with impartiality, but given our work in the field, we noticed that the needs still increase day by day as the circumstances improve in the country. This demand more collaboration in order to serve the most vulnerable people.” He… Read More »
The blankets distributed to the people in Al-Tadreeb Al-Jaameh shelter in Dumair , Rural Damascus were more than warm coverings as Um Hammad managed to turn it into winter clothes using a needle and thread and her talent in sewing. In the shelter, Um Hammad used the blankets provided by SARC to make a dress for a child and a cloak for an old man there in order to feel warm during the harsh cold winter with the least affordable costs. Um Hammad is one example of hundreds of Syrian women who have overcome and coped with life amid difficult… Read More »