SARC Featured Stories

Health care services alleviate tough living conditions in Rukban Camp


“Burdens! uncountable burdens!” said Abo-Muhamed whose family’s needs has weighed heavily over the three years he lived in Rukban Camp under harsh winter and severe heat in summer. The 70s-year-man, a breadwinner of 8 members, worked there in sheep breeding which caused him a lung disease. Day after day, his condition has deteriorated due to lack of health services and the need to work continuously without being able to have a rest for a while. Today Abo-Mohamed is living in a sheltering center in Homs city, and thanks to Syrian Arab Red Crescent teams who transferred him to the nearest… Read More »


My mother and SARC supported me in dire circumstances

After the seventh day to her delivery, the #SyrianArabRedCrescent was present to assist Um Karim (36 y), who gave birth to triplets.   6 years ago, due to the tough crisis, Um Karim left her home in Sanamayn, Daraa, and moved to her parents’ home in Lattakia. Since then, she has suffered tough circumstances that became tougher after she delivered the triplets.   The burdens and expenses have hugely increased until the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers came to help the family by providing hygiene kits and diaper donated by GRC and NRC.   The grandmother embraced one of the… Read More »


Physiotherapy helped Abdulrahman overcomes his injury

A year ago, when Abdulrahman (14 y) was on his way to buy some groceries shrapnel hit him in the cervical vertebra causing him stiffness in his upper part.   His parents took him to the health care center of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent where he has gone through physiotherapy for five months. The time passed slowly and tough before he could overcome his illness. During that time, he practiced his hobby in reading poetry which was the sole leverage and memorized many beautiful poems. Abdulrahman improved well and today he can move his hands, color drawings and play… Read More »


“Hope and love can build human and non-human as well,” quoted the 70-years grandfather

The eight-years-crisis has robbed old Mohamed of his home and a bakery inherited from his father dozens of years ago. It left him with a new reality, where no livelihood to support his family and grandchildren. Mohamed moved from his city, Aleppo, to Tartous carrying only his professional experience in pastry which accompanied with tools supplies provided by SARC was enough to open a new productive bakery and regain his income. When Looking at his grandchild, Massa (1 y), he smiled and said “She is the promise for a beautiful future. I hope everything will be better and we can… Read More »


Um Maisoun had her voice recovered thanks to SARC

Um Maisoun (79 Y) lost her voice for a while last year due to a benign tumor in the throat. Moreover, she lost her husband, who died of a heart attack when their house burnt during the crisis. Despite all that, she has never lost her belief in God, and never given up. She fought the disease strongly, but she was not alone as the Syrian Arab Red Crescent helped her with devoted volunteers and doctors, who believes that greatest difficulties are defeated by love power. They accompanied her through her successful medical journey, in which she had medical procedures… Read More »


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