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.
Five years ago, Um Hasan left her home in Al Hasake but she couldn’t find a work to take care and support her three children and her sick husband. “I have never settled in a house for more than six months” she told Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers, who were assessing the needs of those families in all Rural Damascus areas in order to help them face the bad situation as they live in unfinished buildings. In January 2018, SARC teams delivered relief items to the people in need in Sednaya town. The items consisted of 136 mattresses, 5334 blankets, 581 kitchen… Read More »
A new mission was carried out by SARC volunteers in Adra factory, where more than 155 arrival families live. As the mobile medical team organized awareness sessions in the first week of February 2018 about reproductive health, family planning, postpartum depression and psychological support, as well as check 52 patients up, while the mobile clinic examined 100 cases varied between respiratory, eye infections and influenza and provided free medicines. On the other hand, the volunteers distributed (310 mattresses and 456 blankets) provided by UNHCR and 155 hygiene kits provided by Norwegian Red Cross
Along the way to the makeshift camp, Um Foaad has a lot to tell about her displacement from Dara’a governorate to Swaida five years ago. As soon as we arrived in her tent, she started distributing the winter clothes, provided by SARC, to her grandchildren without forgetting to dedicate some for orphans. She believes that providing assistance is a humanitarian duty and kind of sharing-joy during hard times. Um Foa’ad and many other families currently live in a camp in Salkhad town, where the SARC volunteers visit them and provide relief materials supported by ICRC and UNHCR.
Emilda, 8, likes to come to the community centre in Al-Ghizlanieh, Rural Damascus, to do her homework. “Here I can study better. Even my teachers at school have noticed that, she says. Five years ago, Emilda had to leave her home in Al-Thiablieh in Rural Damascus due to the difficult situation there. During the years, she has been coming to the centre. Emilda’s dream is to become a lawyer. She would also like to help people to get better housing in the future. This project is supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies