On 29 January a Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) car was involved in an accident in Sweida, southern Syria, due to snow and ice on the road. With sadness we confirm that two volunteers, Mazen Waleed Akl and Tareq Hisham Radwan lost their lives. Some of their fellow volunteers were injured. The SARC team were en route to an emergency response to provide first aid at a road accident that occurred in the early hours of the morning, due to the treacherous weather conditions. SARC and IFRC extend their condolences to their families, friends and the fellow volunteers of Sweida… Read More »
Headed by its president Mr. Khaled Hboubati, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent delegation participated in the 9th Conference for the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies of the Middle East and North Africa which took place in Amman during the period January 24 – 26, 2017. The conference was held under the title “Together for Humanity”, and discussed several issues, most notably the emergency response to the challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, the importance of promoting a culture of peace, tolerance and non-violence.
29 SARC volunteers joined a training of trainers (TOT) that was held by SARC in cooperation with the British Red Cross in Lebanon- Beirut on 16-23 /12/2016. The course aimed to rehabilitate new trainers in all disaster management aspects in order to enrich the organization with professional trainer staff. It is worth to mention that the course was conducted under a supervision by SARC, BRC and IFRC trainers.
SARC carried out its humanitarian duty in an operation that involved transferring of 525 persons from Beit Jinn, Zakea and Kanaker areas in Rural Damascus to Idleb city on Friday, 20 January, 2017. 60 SARC volunteers, who works in SARC branches in Rural Damascus, Damascus, Homs, Hama, Tartous and Idleb, participated in the mentioned operation which was done in coordination with SARC Headquarters.
On 17/01/2017, a delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) accompanied by SARC Water and Sanitation team paid a field visit to some of the many water projects in Damascus city. The delegation, which included Mr. Javier Cordoba WatHab Head of Sector and Mr. Laurent Bidel, WatHab Electro-mechanical referent, toured some sheltering centers (Deeb Al-Rifa’ai school in Al-Qadam area and Shdydi sheltering center in Dummar area). The delegation also saw the work at Al-Qadam pump station, the water purification station, the great water tank in Damascus and the boreholes project in Al-Rabweh area, which contributes to approximately 16%… Read More »