February 2018

Food parcel helps family to survive


Khaled understands that the food parcel from SARC helps his family to survive. “When SARC gives food to my family, we have money for other needs”. Khaled started to come to the Al-Ghizlanieh community centre in Rural Damascus a year ago to study and enjoy other activities. “I like studying here especially when preparing for exams. I have excellent degrees, and I have also overcome my problem in reading” He says. this community centre is supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.


Training workshop gives means of access to community health for everyone


Community-based health and first aid program (CBHFA) in SARC aims to implement initiatives that focus on raising awareness on the most common key gaps in health sector. SARC managed to activate the program in 23 communities in 8 governorates and formed 23 health committees in each community and trained 349 community volunteers. On February 09, 2018, SARC held a three-day training workshop titled “Community-based health and first aid in application”. The workshop was facilitated by trainers from the Egyptian Red Crescent and the Canadian Red Cross, and participated by CBHFA coordinator at HQ and 16 CBHFA coordinators and facilitators from… Read More »


Eng. Khaled Hboubati discusses potential collaboration with humanitarian partners in Berlin  


Eng. Khaled Hboubati, Syrian Arab Red Crescent President, and accompanied delegation met with Ms. Gerda Hasselfeldt, German Red Cross president, during their two-day visit to Berlin on 12-14/2/2018. During the meeting, Eng. Khaled Hboubati discussed ways of cooperation regarding the humanitarian situations in Syria. They also explored means of support that could be provided to SARC in order to go on its response to the most vulnerable people.


Health care and good services


Dialysis clinics in SARC Medical center in Al-Othman receive about 40 patients daily. Some of them do a renal dialysis more than once a week. Mona (46 years) visits the clinics twice a week. “I suddenly felt exhausted and came to this center. The doctor requested some x-rays and medical analysis that showed an atrophy in my kidneys. Therefore, I have started to go renal dialysis since April 2017. I told all my family members about the specialized medical care and the high-level interest provided by SARC teams” She said.  


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