November 2018

Contemporary eCBHFA in a workshop


As the Syrian Arab Red Crescent works on integrating the community-based health and first aid program among its various departments in order to promote the new community health culture, it launched a training workshop about the (eCBHFA ) on 4-8/11/2018. The workshop, supported by IFRC and Finish Red Cross, was carried out by 3 trainers and participated by 24 people, who acquired necessary information and skills for the implementation of “the behavior change at the community level” module, and developed effective health promotion key messages that would activate the program among the work plans.


Sphere Project’s TOT had their information refreshed in a workshop


In the line of keeping Sphere’s TOT updated on the new information and skills, SARC held a workshop that covered the most important topics added in the latest edition of Sphere Project Handbook 2018 on 4-8/11/2018. During the workshop, supported by the British Red Cross, the participants (14 trainers) have exchanged experiences and modified the training materials used in the Sphere project in order to adapt the response all over Syria. It is worth mentioning that Sphere project is developed to define a set of universal minimum standards in core areas of humanitarian response that explained in four technical chapters… Read More »


“Life seems more beautiful through my camera lens”


His glittering eyes and broad smile hide the strong determination of Mohamed (9 y) to be a professional photographer in the future. SARC teams met him and his family in Mohamed Ali Braidy shelter in Hama during a mission of distributing winter items for 314 families there.  They have watched him carrying his camera, observing people and scenes through a lens and asking his friends to smile before taking a photo. He will be a famous photographer as long as SARC volunteers have believed in his talent and motivated him to achieve his dream. It is worth mentioning that the… Read More »


BRC delegation paid a visit to SARC


Eng. Khaled Hboubati, President of SARC, and SARC’s senior management welcomed Mr. Michael Adamson, British Red Cross Chief Executive, Alexander Matheou International Director at BRC, and the accompanied delegation in a meeting held at SARC-HQ on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The meeting aimed to discuss ways of cooperation between the two national societies in order to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people all over Syria. On the second day, 7/11/2018, BRC delegation visited some towns in the Eastern Ghouta, where they took a close look at the real situation of the beneficiaries supported by SARC, as well as,… Read More »


Press release: Syrian Arab Red Crescent is Providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance to the people in Ar-Rukban for the first time with support from United Nations


  Damascus: 3/11/2018 Today the Syrian Arab Red Crescent is reaching Ar-Rukban Camp as part of joint aid convoy with United Nations to deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 50.000 people. The joint aid convoy was planned to be delivered last week, and has be delayed due to logistics issues and security concerns. 78 trucks are delivering 10.475 food parcels and flour bags, clothes for 18.000 children, 10.075 hygiene kits and plastic sheets, newborn baby kits for 1200 children, medicines, medical supplies and nutritional supplements for children and women. A team will conduct vaccination campaign for children in the camp. “We… Read More »


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