Damascus

Starting again while adapting to change


After losing her home and dental clinic due to the difficult security situation, Amal is left to face life’s challenges alone. Life challenges and the responsibilities of raising her children while her husband is overseas affected her nervous system further impacted her ability to walk. Amal has received the medical support needed from SARC medical prosthetics department where she was able to carry on her life’s journey. Furthermore, she sought the support of the SARC-HSP SGBV program @UNHCR.SYRIA which guided her and empowered her through awareness sessions and counseling sessions. Amal’s will to become independent led her to register with… Read More »


An exceptional training dedicated to the coordination of SARC’s efforts


Syrian Arab Red Crescent held a training workshop under the title “Mobile based Data Collection Workshop using ODK” on 25- 28/11/2018. The first of its kind workshop was conducted by SARC’s Information Management Department and attended by many departments of SARC (central operation, medical services, water and construction, livelihood, information technologies, humanitarian support project, psychosocial support, planning-monitoring-evaluation and learning.) In addition, it was participated by trainers from SARC, ICRC and IFRC. The experiences and skills gained during the training will be invested in using mobile sets technologies for data collection and defining needs in order to measure the impact of… Read More »


Livelihood projects target returnees in Kafersusa


In cooperation with UNFPA, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent supports the returnees in Kafersusa areas (Al-lawan, Mahayni) through a project targeting the young people (18-35). SARC-Livelihood Team provided those people with the basic equipment and essential materials to start their small enterprises, which varied to include sewing projects (15), hairstyle and cosmetics (7), industrial (7), groceries (4) and other 7 projects. The team follows up the projects to ensure the best results.


Small hands draw ways to big dreams


This pencil case made by their small hands is to fit their pencils, but not their big dreams. Children were highly interactive and full of enthusiasm as they were making and coloring pencil cases during an activity launched by psychosocial support team of SARC-Damascus branch at the beginning of the new school year. During the one week long activity, which was aimed to encourage children to attend the school, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers visited many sheltering centers and multiple clinics center, and gifted 330 children with stationary items.


Barzeh received humanitarian relief aid


On Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, SARC teams in cooperation with UN and ICRC headed to Barzeh town in Damascus delivering 7 trucks loaded with food items. The items consisted of 4000 food parcels, 4000 canned food parcels and nutritional items for 20,000 beneficiaries.


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