Press Release: The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are outraged by last night’s horrific attack on a SARC warehouse and an aid convoy in Orem Al Kubra (Big Orem) in rural Aleppo. Around twenty civilians and one SARC staff member were killed, as they were unloading trucks carrying vital humanitarian aid. Much of the aid was destroyed. The attack deprives thousands of civilians of much-needed food and medical assistance. “We’re totally devastated by the deaths of so many people, including one… Read More »
Water team of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in Al-Hasakeh carried out an urgent response in which they maintained and repaired the basic water pipeline in Al-Hasakeh in cooperation with Water Institution there. Throughout three days of intensive work ( 24-26 /8/2016), the team managed to replace the damaged parts with new one so that the water could be pumped again and reached beneficiaries total to 80.000 people.
In reference to the conjoined twins Nawras & Mou’az Al-Hashash who were born in Hammouria city in eastern Ghouta of Damascus on 23/07/2016, the official authorities approved the evacuation of the babies by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to be done the next day (24 /7/2016); but the medical staff who were supervising the case inside Ghouta area refused to allow them out. On 10/08/2016, SARC was addressed by its sub-branch in Douma to evacuate the babies, and they have been evacuated indeed on 12/08/2016 and checked in private hospital in Damascus city under the auspices of SARC and the… Read More »
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in cooperation with the World Food Program (WFP) carried out the humanitarian relief aid airdrop round No (100) in Deir Ezzour city. This round brings the airdrops total to 1700 MT of the following relief aid: rice, beans, lentil, borgoul, homos, sugar, salt and cooking oil supported by WFP along with 4.6 MT of medical materials and medicines supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and 33 MT of the ghee and tomato bulb supported by ICRC. It is worth to mention that SARC – Deir Ezzour branch collected, transported and distributed the dropped relief… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) – Psychosocial Support Team (PSS) launched a training course titled “Children Resilience Program” on July 22nd 2016. The seven days course is supported by International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The course is aimed to build capacities of 23 PSS volunteers on practical applications of the children resilience manual, which is translated and amended by SARC. It is worth to mention that the manual is developed to target children over 10 years and who suffer tough circumstances. The manual practical application will be piloted in Jaramana, Dwella and Sihnaya… Read More »