October 2018

Project Officer


Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Damascus   The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) is an independent humanitarian organisation of public utility, is permanent and continuous, and has a legal entity and enjoys financial and administrative independence. SARC was founded in 1942 according to the decrees No/540/ 1942 and No/117/ 1966 which regulate the Organisation’s work. It was recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva (ICRC) in 1946, and is committed to upholding the Geneva Conventions and the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.    Vacancy opening date: 31/10/2018  Vacancy closing date: 14/11/2018  Interested candidates are requested to send… Read More »


Relief Team Completed The Fourth Distribution Cycle in Swaida


The destitution team at SARC-Swaida Branch managed to reach 5612 affected and displaced families during the fourth distribution cycle this year which took place last month. SARC provided the beneficiaries with 10488 food parcels including food cans, flour and Bulgar, in addition to  1952 none-food items such as (hygiene kits – kitchen kits- mattresses – blankets-plastic tarpaulins) and other items, supported by ICRC, BRC, WFP, GRC, and UNHCR.


Health Promotion Team Celebrates Global Handwashing Day with Children in Swaida


In a puppet theater, the simple dialogue between the star character (Riri) and her mother was good enough to raise awareness on the proper way to wash hands, and its importance to maintaining public health, to the children at the Social Welfare Home in Swaida. The puppet theater was one of the activities the health promotion team at SARC  Swaida Branch organized to celebrate Global Handwashing Day. 40 children at the Social Welfare Home participated in the entertaining competitions held by the team to make sure that the children receive the information through entertainment and practical application. At the end of the… Read More »


SARC responded to the people affected by flood in Hassakeh


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers in Hassakeh carried out an emergency response in Al-Meridian neighborhood for the population affected by Al-Khabour River floods, which resulted from the heavy rainfall two days ago and caused material damages and loss in livestock. The relief team conducted the needed assessment and registration, while other teams distributed 130 food parcels provided by the ICRC. SARC’s first aid squads participated also in the response. It is worth mentioning that Al-Meridian neighborhood is vulnerable to flooding because the houses are so close to the river


ICRC’s Director of Operation visits SARC


Eng. Khaled Hboubati, President of SARC, and SARC’s senior management members received Mr. Dominik Stillhart, Director of Operation at the ICRC, on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Mr. Stillhart, who came from Geneva to Syria to look at the reality of the humanitarian work carried out by SARC, met Mr. Hboubati on Oct 22nd  and discussed the needs of SARC and potential support by ICRC, the main humanitarian partner, in order to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people all over Syria. On Oct 24, he paid a field visit to some towns in Eastern Ghouta, where he watched closely… Read More »


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