January 2019

Fatima never forgets her old friends of SARC volunteers


When Fatima (4 y) smiled in front of the camera, she moved everyone’s emotions around her making them smile back, especially SARC volunteers, her old friends. She has known them since 6 years ago when she left with her family their home in Kafer Zita in Hama to Lattakia because of the tough circumstances. Her mother is the only breadwinner of the family as her husband is handicapped. She knew about SARC services in Lattakia and got her share of food parcels and hygiene kits provided periodically by hygiene promotion team for cerebral palsy people. Fatima keeps by heart the… Read More »


4000 families benefited from seeds grant in Hasakeh

SARC volunteers in Hasakeh continue the distribution of the seeds grant, provided by ICRC, to 4000 affected farmers and returnees in the southern areas (Shadadi, Markada and Areesheh) and the surrounding rural areas, as well as in Tall Brak, Al-Holl and the southern rural of Qamishli city. The distribution process is carried out according to previous assessments and in collaboration with the Directorate of Agriculture where every farmer gets 150 kg fertilizers and 200 kg barley or wheat seeds.


SARC received 16 ambulances


Eng. Khaled Hboubati “We highly appreciate the constant support of the Japanese government to the Syrian people”. Within the framework of the grant provided by the Japanese government via the WHO, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Organization received 16 ambulances on Thursday, January 10, 2019. These ambulances will contribute to enhancing the health care and first aid services provided by the organization. Commenting on the new grant, Eng. Khaled Hboubati, President of SARC, said: “We highly appreciate the support of the Japanese government to SARC and the Syrian people especially the grant provided via WHO that will contribute to increasing… Read More »


Children in Douma overwhelmed with warmth


Children don’t care about weather forecasting news or interested in climatic conditions. But they do care about getting new warm clothes in winter. Therefore, SARC has started distributing winter clothes in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, for children aged between 6 – 16 years during the last few weeks. The clothes kit contains winter jacket, pyjamas, pants, hat, socks, boots and underwear for female provided by the ICRC. The distribution process, which covered 3678 children and 1905 women to date, will be continued during the next week.


A training workshop about Peers Education under Humanitarian Conditions


The Medical Services Department of SARC in cooperation with UNFPA and in collaboration with Y-Peers held a training workshop about “Peers Education under Humanitarian Conditions” on 30/11/2018. The six-day training aimed to develop the skills of the participants and build their capacities to be promoted as TOT peers education in health fields (productive health, sexual health and healthy behavior). In addition, they have been supported with information to promote health-enhancing change among their peers and the know-how to use the TOT peer education manual. The training highlighted different concepts and civil social norms (gender-based violence, Adolescence age, sexually transmitted diseases,… Read More »


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