February 2018

Family’s bond challenges the cold winter


A strong will and determination that what have helped Nour (8 years) to fight the blood cancer that consumed her slim body. She is a daughter of a physically handicapped father, who cannot move but still embrace his children. She has one brother who is mentally challenged, while his, while his mother has spread all the possible tenderness have worked hard to support her family. The strong friendship between Nour and SARC volunteers has encouraged her to grab the opportunity during winter clothes distribution and invite them at home. The accepted her invitation and paid her a visit to find out that she lives in a… Read More »


Medical services for 26 thousand people in Sahnaya


SARC Sahnaya dispensary treated 26 thousand people and provided them with free medicine during the last five years, where 100 patients visit these clinics every day: (internal, gynecology and pediatric). The director of the dispensary clarified that most cases suffer seasonal and chronic diseases, while other cases require specialized centers such as amputation, skin burns and cardiovascular disease. In the internal clinic, Abu-Ursan (83 years) waits for his turn to get medical check up and medicine. He has suffered stress and tension   because he lost his home in Yarmouk camp. Where in the anteroom, Um Juma’a sits waiting to receive medicine for… Read More »


Pure water for the families in Al Dumayer


Few drops of clean water make Khaled (14 years) smiles, as he carries water with his friend Mohammed to their rooms at the training center in Al Dumayer. “Clean water is good for my little brother because he is sick” said Khaled while filling water to help his brother who has kidney disease, where he settled in this center with his family after they left their homes in Palmyra. But here SARC water and sanitation team provides pure water through a tank (5 cubic meters) three times a day to 1100 people, in a support from the International Committee of… Read More »


First aid services for 150 thousand people in Rural Damascus


One call could save many lives, like thousands of people in Rural Damascus who received first aid services because they called the emergency rooms. In that line, SARC first aid teams transferred more than 16 thousand cases last year, where the emergency centers examined about 150 thousand patients and provided them with necessary treatment in all Rural Damascus areas (Jaramana, Kiswa, Qatana, Arna, Dumayer, Harasta and Ain Menin). While the trainers completed six beginner courses and three advanced, 246 paramedics were completing their missions in several responses, including (Madaya, Zabadani, Wadi Barada, Douma and Beit Jinn). These first aid services were… Read More »


More than 80% of Syria population are beneficiaries…. Work continues afoot


The hugely damaged infrastructure in Syria called on inevitable intervention by SARC through water project that managed to respond to all emergency needs and launched various service to secure clean water, wells rehabilitations, water pump installation, schools and shelters rehabilitation, hygiene promotion and other activities. These interventions were carried out on the ground and reflected in numbers revealing that more than 80% of Syria population benefited from the project during 2017. SARC Water & Sanitation project held its annual meeting that presented a summary of the accomplished works in 2017. The meeting agenda included also experience exchange among SARC branches,… Read More »


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