November 2018

ICRC Regional Director for Near and Middle East visits SARC

Eng. Khaled Hboubati, President of SARC, welcomed Mr. Fabrizio Carboni, the ICRC Regional Director for Near and Middle East, at SARC Headquarters in Damascus on Wednesday, 21Nov, 2018. They held a meeting and discussed different topics related to the areas of joint works and collaboration between the two organizations.

On their day they shared their stories, looking for a better future.

At Dummar cultural center The HSP-SARC organized an event alongside the Homeless Care Center of the CP department on the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day funded by @Unhcr.Syria The children gathered on stage where they shared their hopes and stories and they presented sketches and an art exhibition took place that showcased the children’s art work. The preparations for the event stretched for a month and a half where the children participated into two awareness raising workshops, a group of them learned sculpting and drawing while the other group learned acting and theatre lessons.

Um Waleed will be always remembered for her spirit of giving

You just need to cast a small eye to Um Waleed (70 y) to recognize the amount of misery she has suffered and the amount of giving she has provided as well throughout her life. The misery is quite clear with her heavy footsteps and the traces of the wool threads that seem mingled with her hand’s lines, while giving is evidenced by the sum of money she slipped in the donation box allocated by SARC’s Swaida branch to help people in need. The great woman has dedicated her whole life for her 7 children and for people in need… Read More »

New training to raise health awareness in Rural Damascus

  The  Syrian Arab Red Crescent concluded a course about raising health awareness in  Rural Damascus for 26 volunteers. The course lasted from 14 to 18 October 2018 and included the following topics: (basic messages to raise health awareness, an overview of prevention and causes of diseases, dealing with children, campaign planning and evaluation methods with local community). This course was held in a partnership with the Norwegian Red Cross.    

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.

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