SARC Featured Stories

“I wish today’s lunch is my favorite”


Ten year old Aya was used to bearing responsibilities at an early age, taking care of her 9 siblings after her mother fell ill. She held the responsibility of waking them, playing with them, and taking care of them all day, as well as bringing their hot meals that SARC distributes on time for the families staying at the Dwair shelter. Aya is excited every day to know what the SARC team will cook for her, as she prefers peas and rice and says, “I wish today’s lunch is my favorite since I had not had my favorite meal in… Read More »


Rama and her natural telescope overlooking future


Her injury prevented her from making a “heart” shape with her little hands just like her friends expressing their love for the SARC, but nothing can prevent her little heart from being happy so she made a telescope with her hand to overlook her future as bright as her smile. Seven year old Rama lives with her family at the Adra shelter where the SARC volunteers work to provide the basic necessities to the families of the evacuees coming from Eastern Ghouta. When Rama was asked about her future she answered, “I hope that my hand will be healed and my… Read More »


In times of need they stand beside us like our people


In a wooden room built by SARC volunteers in Ad-Dwair sheltering center, Yazan (31) resides along with his family. “The relation that we have with SARC volunteers is similar to familial relations. This relation was created in hard times where they stood beside us like our family. When we were in Eastern Ghouta, they used to visit us carrying medical supplies and food, and even when we left our homes under fearsome and worries, they were the first to welcome us with their comforting smiles.” Said Yazan.  “I couldn’t hide my tears when my eyes spotted SARC volunteers waiting for… Read More »


Far by distances, close by maternal love

Distances mean nothing to her. She does not care for the cruelty of expatriation as she knows how to handle the feelings of missing her sons staying abroad. Om Shadi makes candles and accessories and sends them to her daughters abroad to throw some colorful lights on their dark nights and a decoration embrace and accompany their beautiful occasions. Om Shadi learned the principles of these crafts while participating in vocational training courses held by SARC Branch in Swaida. She began adding her taste and artistic touch alongside a lot of love to what her products that became another type… Read More »


“I shall be a SARC volunteer”


Arabic language is Sara’s favorite subject at school, thanks to SARC volunteers. From the beginning of school, Sara, 9, started to come to the Al-Ghizlanieh community centre in Rural Damascus. She enjoys all activities, especially handicrafts. Red is Sara’s favorite color, because it is the color of the Red Crescent. “I keep coming here, and in the future, I want to help little children like SARC volunteers do,” she explains. “My mother likes to take my brothers and me also to the SARC clinics if we need to meet a doctor”.


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