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 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 »
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 »
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 »
Within their endeavors to complete the water project, SARC’s Water & Sanitation Teams and in cooperation with ICRC, carried out various tasks all over the Syrian governorates in Nov, 2014. The team managed to deliver calibration items, sterilization pills and chlorine pumps in Damascus countryside (Al-Mouadamieh, Barzeh), Al-Swayda, Qounaytera, Homs (Houla, Talbiseh, Al-Rastan), Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Regarding water distribution, the team installed a lot of Oxfam tanks, and maintained some already installed ones. They distributed drinkable water on daily bases, and supported Quneitera Water Establishment by securing the drinkable water to all sheltering centers. However, in Al-Hassakeh, the team… Read More »