Brussels, 30 June 2020 Syrian Arab Red Crescent and IFRC appeal for increased access and safety of volunteers at the beginning of Syria pledging conference Brussels, 30 June 2020 – For ten years, the people of Syria have faced a brutal and unrelenting crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic and recent harsher economic sanctions have exacerbated humanitarian needs, making the situation more untenable than ever before, for civilians with no stake to the conflict. More than 11 million Syrians, who were once self-sufficient, are reliant on humanitarian assistance. Unemployment is above 50 per cent and food prices increased by 133 per cent… Read More »
Committed to responsibilities of promoting Sphere principals, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) carried out the first training course on Sphere’s new edition handbook (2018), which SARC has contributed translating into Arabic. The training, supported by the British Red Cross, brought 32 staff members of all SARC branches and HQ together where they engaged practical and theoretical sessions on 18- 21 Sep, 2019. It is worth mentioning that SARC is Sphere’s focal point in Syrian.
Damascus: 8/9/2019 On 6/9/2019, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Organization (SARC), in collaboration with the United Nations, has fulfilled its humanitarian duty towards the people in Rukban Camp and dispatched a humanitarian aid convoy to 13.000 people residing there. Since February 18, 2019, SARC has started its humanitarian response in Rukban, where SARC volunteers escourted people coming out from the camp, through a humanitarian passage, to makeshift shelters in Homs city. To date, 18.070 people left the camp and SARC volunteers saved no efforts to meet their needs whether in shelters or in their domicile of choice. Eng. Khaled Hboubati,… Read More »
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) shares his experiences with Yemen Red Crescent Society (YRCO) For the implementation of the RCRC Movement principle of the Internationalism on one hand, and for the successful application of the Community-Based Health and First Aid (eCBHFA) program achieved by SARC on the other hand, it was approved for SARC to deliver its experiences in the MENA Zone. The eCBHFA coordinator at SARC-HQ and accompanied trainers have conducted course aimed to rehabilitate facilitators for the same program in Sana’a in Yemen on 17-25/6/2019. 27 participant of the Yemen Red Crescent Society attended the course in order… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent held a workshop on 28-29 Jun 2019 aimed at discussing the modification of Sphere Standards 2018. The workshop brought 13 Sphere trainers together where they discussed the recently modified Sphere handbook, its integration among the cycle of SARC’s programs and projects, how to be used in monitoring & evaluation process and in urban areas along with many other contexts. They also developed a new plan for Sphere training and had a look over the Arabic edition of the handbook training kit. It is worth mentioning that the workshop is supported by the British Red Cross.