November 2018

SARC takes on a new responsibility as Sphere focal point  


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is proud to have been appointed as Sphere new focal point in Syria. Sphere standards are the most famous in the whole world to define the minimum standers of the humanitarian response while preserving the dignity of the affected people and protecting them from disasters, as well as the commitment to the basic humanitarian standards. This new responsibility assured SARC’s commitment to the humanitarian principles and places an obligation to promote and advocate for the application of the Sphere standards at country-level.


Winter Carnival for the children of Qutaifeh


On 9/11/2018 the winter carnival organised by the #HSP-SARC funded by UNHCR Syria for the children of Qutaifeh, took place at the closed stadium of the city. The children gathered at the community center, than the train transported them with the volunteers to the stadium .Many kid- friendly activities were included such as: bowling, mini golf, fishing, darts, face-painting also a picture booth was available for the children. The event ended with a group dance and toy favors were given to the children.


Workshop on projects management in humanitarian organizations

Syrian Arab Red Crescent held a workshop regarding projects management in humanitarian organizations on 4-8/11/2018. It was organized to enhance the management skills of the water and construction staff. The workshop, participated by 15 employees and volunteers, included advanced training on active management technics, as well as the implementation of these technics in the engineering projects carried out by the water and construction department. It is worth mentioning that this workshop was supported by ICRC and carried out in cooperation with Venture International Training Company.


Another group of TOT joined SARC’s first aid team


The Medical Services Department-First Aid in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organized a central training course to rehabilitate first aid trainers on 1-12/11/2018 in Banias camp. The course was supervised by 11 trainers and attended by 37 paramedics from all SARC’s branches in Syria. It included educational sessions about the first aid training methods, planning and evaluating training courses and communication tools (verbal and non-verbal). In addition, the participants involved in a practical training that discussed the different first aid cases and the proper way to deal with it. This kind of courses is expected to enhance the skills of… Read More »


SARC participates in the 10th Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Philippines


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent represented by Eng. Khaled Eriksoussi, the Secretary General, and Dr. Ziad Msallati, Senior Advisor for External Affairs Management, participates in the 10th Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Manila, Philippines on 11-14/11/2018. During the conference, Eng. Khaled Eriksoussi stressed the importance of the services provided by SARC, especially the livelihood project for their long-term impact. “Via livelihood projects, SARC seeks to help returnees to regain their livelihood and to have a normal life.” He said.


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