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SARC responded to the people affected by flooding in Al-Areesha Camp


Due to adverse weather conditions resulted in a flooding that hit Al-Areesha Camp in Hassakeh city, SARC- Hassakeh branch responded to the affected people there on Thursday, December 06, 2018. SARC’s response consisted of a humanitarian relief aid convoy (22 trucks) carrying 9710 blankets, 6000 mattresses and 2000 canned-food parcels. The relief aid items are supported by the ICRC. It is worth mentioning that an assessment for the needs was carried out on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Aid items are delivered to the affected people according to a direct distribution process that will continue until Saturday, December 8, 2018.


An exceptional training dedicated to the coordination of SARC’s efforts


Syrian Arab Red Crescent held a training workshop under the title “Mobile based Data Collection Workshop using ODK” on 25- 28/11/2018. The first of its kind workshop was conducted by SARC’s Information Management Department and attended by many departments of SARC (central operation, medical services, water and construction, livelihood, information technologies, humanitarian support project, psychosocial support, planning-monitoring-evaluation and learning.) In addition, it was participated by trainers from SARC, ICRC and IFRC. The experiences and skills gained during the training will be invested in using mobile sets technologies for data collection and defining needs in order to measure the impact of… Read More »


ICRC Regional Director for Near and Middle East visits SARC


Eng. Khaled Hboubati, President of SARC, welcomed Mr. Fabrizio Carboni, the ICRC Regional Director for Near and Middle East, at SARC Headquarters in Damascus on Wednesday, 21Nov, 2018. They held a meeting and discussed different topics related to the areas of joint works and collaboration between the two organizations.


On their day they shared their stories, looking for a better future.


At Dummar cultural center The HSP-SARC organized an event alongside the Homeless Care Center of the CP department on the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day funded by @Unhcr.Syria The children gathered on stage where they shared their hopes and stories and they presented sketches and an art exhibition took place that showcased the children’s art work. The preparations for the event stretched for a month and a half where the children participated into two awareness raising workshops, a group of them learned sculpting and drawing while the other group learned acting and theatre lessons.


SARC takes on a new responsibility as Sphere focal point  


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is proud to have been appointed as Sphere new focal point in Syria. Sphere standards are the most famous in the whole world to define the minimum standers of the humanitarian response while preserving the dignity of the affected people and protecting them from disasters, as well as the commitment to the basic humanitarian standards. This new responsibility assured SARC’s commitment to the humanitarian principles and places an obligation to promote and advocate for the application of the Sphere standards at country-level.


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