Community-based health and first aid program (CBHFA) in SARC aims to implement initiatives that focus on raising awareness on the most common key gaps in health sector. SARC managed to activate the program in 23 communities in 8 governorates and formed 23 health committees in each community and trained 349 community volunteers. On February 09, 2018, SARC held a three-day training workshop titled “Community-based health and first aid in application”. The workshop was facilitated by trainers from the Egyptian Red Crescent and the Canadian Red Cross, and participated by CBHFA coordinator at HQ and 16 CBHFA coordinators and facilitators from… Read More »
Eng. Khaled Hboubati, Syrian Arab Red Crescent President, and accompanied delegation met with Ms. Gerda Hasselfeldt, German Red Cross president, during their two-day visit to Berlin on 12-14/2/2018. During the meeting, Eng. Khaled Hboubati discussed ways of cooperation regarding the humanitarian situations in Syria. They also explored means of support that could be provided to SARC in order to go on its response to the most vulnerable people.
The hugely damaged infrastructure in Syria called on inevitable intervention by SARC through water project that managed to respond to all emergency needs and launched various service to secure clean water, wells rehabilitations, water pump installation, schools and shelters rehabilitation, hygiene promotion and other activities. These interventions were carried out on the ground and reflected in numbers revealing that more than 80% of Syria population benefited from the project during 2017. SARC Water & Sanitation project held its annual meeting that presented a summary of the accomplished works in 2017. The meeting agenda included also experience exchange among SARC branches,… Read More »
His Holiness Pope Francis welcomed and met Eng. Khaled Hboubati, Syrian Arab Red Crescent President, in the Vatican on Saturday, January 27, 2018. During the meeting, Mr. Hboubati stressed the importance of the Christians in Syria and the need of their existence in the country, as they are an essential part of the Syrian society. “The richness of our society comes from the diversity of sects,” he said. Pope Francis said that he always prays for Syria and for peace to prevail there. He also saluted all Red Cross and Red Crescent members for their huge exerted efforts in the… Read More »
Headed by Ms. Nathalie Chuard, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Division, a delegation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation visits SARC- HQ on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The delegation came to know about SARC provided services and activities in all work fields during a meeting that headed by Mr. Osama Bitar, SARC Director General, and attended by SARC management members. They also discussed all potential cooperation in future.