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Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and SARC condemn attack on SARC aid distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo


Damascus, 8 February 2017 The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) condemn the attack on a SARC distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo. One SARC staff member was killed. Seven SARC volunteers and staff were injured – three of them severely. Two beneficiaries who had come to the centre to receive humanitarian aid also died, and several others were injured. SARC first aid teams are evacuating the injured to hospital. The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement reminds everybody of their duty to… Read More »


SARC delivered two Water Sterilization Units and Eight Generators to Al-Hasakeh


SARC Water & Sanitation team in cooperation with ICRC and in coordination with Water Establishment in Al-Hasakeh delivered 2 water sterilization units and 8 Generators to Water Establishment in Al-Hasakeh governorate on 04/01/2017. The units are to sterilize Al-Himmeh and Assfan water stations in order to provide more than 600.000 beneficiaries with safe water, while the generators will provide basic water and sanitations services to more than 140.000 beneficiaries in Al-Nirouz Camp, The National Hospital, Al-Qahtanieh, Ra’as Al-Ein, Makhroum and the technical services department in Al-Qamishly area.


Further volunteer dies following last week’s road traffic accident in Sweida, Syria


Damascus / Beirut / Geneva, 4 February 2017 The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) mourns the loss of yet another Red Crescent volunteer in Syria, , with news of the death of Hazem Taysir Dawarh, following a road traffic accident in Sweida, southern Syria, due to ice on the road. Hazem, who suffered serious injuries in the accident, had been recovering in hospital before tragically passing away in the earlier today. Two other volunteers, Mazen Waleed Akl and Tareq Hisham Radwan, also died in the same incident. In the early hours of… Read More »


SARC Offices in Idleb suffer serious damage


In the early morning of Feb 1st 2017, the administrative offices of Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Idleb branch were damaged during an incident which affected the Carlton Hotel. SARC Idleb have offices inside the building. The President of the branch sustained light head injuries. His condition is stable. No other staff or volunteers from SARC were hurt. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent call on all parties to respect the SARC emblem, to provide protection for SARC teams and enable them to carry out their humanitarian missions, which alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people according to the principles… Read More »


SARC carried out a humanitarian Duty in Wadi Barada


Teams of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) had their humanitarian role done in Wadi Barada, Rural Damascus, on 30/01/2017. The teams accompanied the convoy which transported 2129 persons from the mentioned area to Idleb city. 200 volunteers who work in SARC branches in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Hama, Tartous, Lattakia and Idleb participated in the mission in coordination with the Headquarters.  


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