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SARC’s First Aid Coordinators Together in a Meeting


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent had organized a meeting that brought all first aid coordinators together in Damascus city. The two day meeting is aimed to activate the collaboration and cooperation between the First Aid Central Committee and the first aid ‎project’s coordinators. During the meeting, the attendant assessed the needs demanded by the first aid teams, and the mechanisim to set up a data base for the capacities of the human resources working in the first aid field. Mr. Sameer Tallaj, the Deputy Director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, stressed the importance of this kind of meetings as it… Read More »


SARC’s Water Project Held its Annual Meeting


For the second consecutive year SARC’s Water Project held its annual meeting on 6-10/2/2015. The meeting is aimed to shed light over the achievements accomplished by the water project’s team throughout 2014. The meeting involved also a presentation showing the Project’s Strategies for 2015 and means of cooperation with the partners. On the other hand, the attendants discussed the work mechanisms along with the difficulties and the problems that encounter the Water Project’s team at work all over the Syrian governorates.  


The Sweden Red Cross Delegation Visits Syria


The Sweden Red Cross Delegation paid a visit to Syria on 13/1/2015. The delegation consists of the General Secretary, Ms.Ulricka Kagstrom, and her office manager, Eleina Erlandson, as well as the International Relationship Manager, Mr.Malkir Mabak, and The Communication Officer, Ms. Carin Tenghby. The delegation met the President of The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar and discussed issues related to SARC’s activities. On their second day in Syria the delegation visited SARC’s Homs Branch, and had a field tour to the gynecological hospital and the central chamber of operations. They also had been to Homs old city and… Read More »


Psychological Support Team Launch New Training Course


Within the increasing number of the affected people resulting from the deteriorating situation in Syria, the workload weighing heavily down SARC’s Psychological Support Team.  These huge tasks prompted the team to develop its staff members’ skills, so to carry out the psychological care services perfectly. Based on the need for skills development, The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and in cooperation with the UNICEF, organized four day training course in Damascus with title of “Therapeutic interventions & Consultations”. The course targeted the psychological multidisciplinary clinics’ team, and provided training to Aleppo clinic’s psychological specialists, mobile teams’ technical specialists and consultations centers.… Read More »


Dr. Attar meets the Assistant Secretary- General Regional Humanitarian Coordinator


25/1/2015  The Syrian Arab Red Crescent President, Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar met the Assistant Secretary- General Regional Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Kevin M. Kennedy and with the attendance of Mr. Yacoub al-Helo, the Representative of the UN Development Program and Coordinator of UN Humanitarian Aid in Syria. The meeting, which took place at the SARC’s headquarters in Damascus, involved discussions about the active working international organizations that cooperate with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in providing humanitarian aid. They talked over the best ways to increase these humanitarian aid that covered only 4% of the needs. On the other hand, the… Read More »


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