“No words can describe my happiness. I can’t believe that he improved remarkably” said Maher’s mother. When his mother first brought Maher to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) malnutrition clinic supported by Canadian Red Cross, he weighed just 3.7 kilograms – less than average for his age, and suffered sleep disorder and dermal disease. He was diagnosed with severe malnutrition and submitted to proper treatment by SARC nutrition specialist. After a medical trip of four months, he perfectly recovered and weighed 9 kilograms. Today, the seven-months baby has got his smile that warms everyone’s heart.
On International Volunteer Day (IVD), Seventy children experienced what it feels like to help people in need through the interactive theater activity held by volunteers of Al-Shahba Community Center. During the activity, the children were briefed on the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the humanitarian role of its operating teams. Children also played roles of volunteers giving aid to vulnerable people in compliance with SARC principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and voluntary service.
SARC managed to secure safe passage to 15 persons, who were missed when Al-Rashedeen explosion accident took place during an evacuation process. It is worth to mention that the safe passage mission was carried out by SARC – Aleppo volunteers on 7/12/2017.
Since Damages to the water and sewage network in Al-Maidan resulted in many environmental and health problems in the area, SARC – Aleppo water team in collaboration with ICRC have responded immediately and started fixing the infrastructure there.
Al-Nile Street is a vital area in Aleppo city. However, it went through a lot during the last few years of crisis, which made its residents in need for relief support. A total of 1800 affected families are regularly benefitting from SARC relief center there. The center supports them with food and nonfood items in addition to free bread packs. Those relief aids are with support from WFP and ICRC.