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“Wishes Stick” among Psychosocial Support Sessions for Children Suffering from Cancer or Renal Failure


Supporting the most vulnerable groups is the main goal that SARC-Aleppo different teams target. In this context, SARC – UNICEF psycho-social support mobile team continues holding psycho-social support activities for children suffering from cancer or renal failure in cooperation with Aleppo University Hospital. As children’s wishes are the purpose and goal of SARC volunteers, an activity under the title of “Wishes Stick” was held in pediatric department. The activity gave 21 children the chance to express their wishes in ways that open doors for a bright future.


SARC – Aleppo Holds An Activity on the International Day of People with Disability


On the occasion of the International Day of People with Disability, SARC-Aleppo Counseling Center for Psychosocial Support held an activity for people with special needs who periodically visit the center. The activity included various types of games (kinetic, lyrical, educational and handicraft) as well as distributing gifts. The center also honored Yasser Sabouni, the special needs boy who received gold, silver and bronze medals in swimming in the eighth Special Olympics of Middle East and North Africa. Since 2013, SARC Counseling Center has supported the special needs who suffer from Down’s syndrome, autism, mental retardation or hypoxia. It has also… Read More »


SARC – Aleppo Escorts a Child through the Humanitarian Crossing Point


The eight-year old A.R is in constant pain because of an old injury that caused her a broken leg and the amputation of the other leg, but nevertheless she keeps on smiling. Her parents applied to SARC-Aleppo to study her case and health care team responded to that. Afterwards, field intervention team provided safe crossing for the child through AlMasharqa Bustan AlQasr Humanitarian Crossing Point. This crossing is in order for the child to receive the proper medical management and then bring her back to her parent’s home in AlSukkari.


The ICRC Head of Delegation in a visit to SARC’s branch in Homs


On 2nd of Feb 2015,  the Syrian Arab Red Crescent  Homs branch president Dr. Motaz Al Atassi received the Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Syria Marianne Gasser During the visit, the delegation was briefed on the last developments on the ground in health and relief services. The delegation visited the central operation room, first aid center, medical clinics, dispensary, gynecological and obstetrics hospital, and disaster management center. The delegation also made a tour in Homs old city and was acquainted with the provided services to beneficiaries. Ms ‎Marianne reassured that the ICRC exerts all… Read More »


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