February 2018

“I shall be a SARC volunteer”


Arabic language is Sara’s favorite subject at school, thanks to SARC volunteers. From the beginning of school, Sara, 9, started to come to the Al-Ghizlanieh community centre in Rural Damascus. She enjoys all activities, especially handicrafts. Red is Sara’s favorite color, because it is the color of the Red Crescent. “I keep coming here, and in the future, I want to help little children like SARC volunteers do,” she explains. “My mother likes to take my brothers and me also to the SARC clinics if we need to meet a doctor”.


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.


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