April 2018

Love and dreams hug under the child-friendly tent


For the small white drawing paper wouldn’t fit her love and dream, the little child, Sindous, outlined her dreams and love in a drawing of a small peaceful house and a heart full with spontaneous words expressing her gratitude to SARC-PSS team, who has launched entertaining activities for children in Hirgilleh makeshift shelter through an established child-friendly tent. “I dream of returning back home in Hamouria town. I wrote (I love you) to Yara, SARC volunteer, because I appreciate her work. SARC volunteers come every day to spread joy and play with us” said Sindous.  


“I wish today’s lunch is my favorite”


Ten year old Aya was used to bearing responsibilities at an early age, taking care of her 9 siblings after her mother fell ill. She held the responsibility of waking them, playing with them, and taking care of them all day, as well as bringing their hot meals that SARC distributes on time for the families staying at the Dwair shelter. Aya is excited every day to know what the SARC team will cook for her, as she prefers peas and rice and says, “I wish today’s lunch is my favorite since I had not had my favorite meal in… Read More »


404 Children recovered from severe malnutrition in Aleppo


“No words can describe my happiness. I can’t believe that he improved remarkably” said Maher’s mother. When his mother first brought Maher to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) malnutrition clinic supported by Canadian Red Cross, he weighed just 3.7 kilograms – less than average for his age, and suffered sleep disorder and dermal disease. He was diagnosed with severe malnutrition and submitted to proper treatment by SARC nutrition specialist. After a medical trip of four months, he perfectly recovered and weighed 9 kilograms. Today, the seven-months baby has got his smile that warms everyone’s heart.


SARC continues its response inside Eastern Ghouta


For SARC volunteers, destinations are kept by heart as they rush to Eastern Ghouta to carry out their humanitarian duty making it come alive and vibrant. Throughout 47 days of continuous work, SARC volunteers delivered 103 trucks loaded with humanitarian relief items to Jisrin, Hamouria, Saqba, Kafer Batna, Ein Tarma and Harasta towns.  The trucks carried food parcels, hygiene kits, flour, high-energy biscuit, peanut butter, baby diapers, children clothes, solar energy lamps, water tanks, jerrycans, water bottles, as well as 287.000 bread bags. Regarding health care, SARC-first aid squads and mobile clinics held responsibility for providing health care. Paramedics transferred… Read More »


Rama and her natural telescope overlooking future


Her injury prevented her from making a “heart” shape with her little hands just like her friends expressing their love for the SARC, but nothing can prevent her little heart from being happy so she made a telescope with her hand to overlook her future as bright as her smile. Seven year old Rama lives with her family at the Adra shelter where the SARC volunteers work to provide the basic necessities to the families of the evacuees coming from Eastern Ghouta. When Rama was asked about her future she answered, “I hope that my hand will be healed and my… Read More »


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