April 2019

Loyai has only his strong determination to conquer the difficulties faced in life


It was not how Loyai expected to spend his life, after he became a parent with special needs due to a medical mistake. Loyai who is a husband and a father for seven children, did not let the hard circumstances stand in his way, he trained to become a barber and worked for 25 years in this career, using his wheelchair and wearing a smile while welcoming his satisfied clients, until he was displaced from his village Nabea’ Al-Sakher and lost his barbershop. Later, in an attempt to keep his life balanced, he borrowed a toolkit from a friend but… Read More »


SARC participated in “Strengthening Analytical Thinking (SAT)” Training

The Surge Information Management Support (SIMS) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has organized and supported “Strengthening Analytical Thinking (SAT)” Training, which is held worldwide for the 2nd time and for the 1st time in the Middle East.  The training was hosted by the IFRC Syria Country Office and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in Damascus, Syria from 16 – 22 January 2019. This training targeted almost 40 participants coming from all 14 branches of SARC Information Management Department, the newly created MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Unit, and from the Disaster Management and Operations Department.… Read More »


Yazan regains his smile after significant health improve


Yazan (6 Y), who was born with hypoxia caused him a disorder in movement and speech, regains his childish smiles as his health condition has improved. This neonatal injury was a huge problem for his parents, who spared no efforts looking for the best medical treatment, but in vain. “I heard from some people about the Physical Therapy center run by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. They said positive things about it which encouraged me to have my son admitted to treatment under their supervision 5 months ago. The boy improved well,” said Yazan mother. The boy can hold the color… Read More »


Training workshop on the Management of the Dead (MotD) in Deir Ezzour


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent branch in Deir Ezzour held a training workshop on  Management of the Dead (MotD) on 26-27/3/2019. The workshop targeted 35 volunteers and aimed to educate the first responders on the proper and dignified management of the dead;  and the guidelines to facilitate identification of the deceased and help families to discover the fate of their loved ones. It is worth mentioning that this workshop was conducted in cooperation with the ICRC.


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