SARC Featured Stories

Youssef will defeat the cancer and be a famous footballer


You just need few moments with Youssef (12 years) to realize that his great hopes and sense of humour give him enough power to conquer the most severe diseases. His nice words and energetic moves draw a smile on everyone’s face during an activity carried out by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent for children with cancer in Daraa. “Despite his pains and suffering, he has never given up. Despair has found no way to his heart or laughter or dreams, which will come true absolutely” said his mother. Youssef is fond of football and does not miss the opportunity to… Read More »


His father is his superhero


In Rukban, we met Qaed (a name means leader) whose t-shirt carries the emblem of Superman, the most loving character for children. Qaed is considered a superman in the camp and beloved by all. However, for Qaed, the superhero is his father, who has accompanied him during the worst days. Qaed and his family have been staying in Rukban since three years. Today, he wants to go to school to learn, to become a real hero of his tough time and to inspire children of his age as he believes that determination is stronger than hard times


Simple student grant supports Lama to achieve a great success

Throughout her college years in Arabic literature faculty, Lama benefited from the student grant program provided by SARC in Swaida. ”the student grant, despite it was simple, it helped me a lot and lessened my university spending burden especially when it comes to transportation fares.” For Lama, this grant was a favor that should be paid back. Thus, not surprisingly, she has volunteered in SARC, with sheer determination and strong desire after her graduation. Today, at the relief department in Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Swaida Branch, Lama sits to her computer, busy while completing different tasks. She returned to… Read More »


Um Raghad is an example of determined and patient women

In Al-Mshairfeh village in Rural Jableh, Um Raghad (32 y), lives with her six daughters -four of them are handicapped. Her husband passed away a few years ago leaving the family under difficult living conditions. The mother patiently looks after the girls and dedicate huge efforts to have them straight-A students at their school. The mother welcomed SARC volunteers with an unexpected warm smile at her small house, with a balcony viewing to the mountain, where she can have some rest. Welcoming SARC’s Hygiene promotion volunteers, she insisted to serve them some hot tea. “For your visit warms my heart,… Read More »


Fatima never forgets her old friends of SARC volunteers


When Fatima (4 y) smiled in front of the camera, she moved everyone’s emotions around her making them smile back, especially SARC volunteers, her old friends. She has known them since 6 years ago when she left with her family their home in Kafer Zita in Hama to Lattakia because of the tough circumstances. Her mother is the only breadwinner of the family as her husband is handicapped. She knew about SARC services in Lattakia and got her share of food parcels and hygiene kits provided periodically by hygiene promotion team for cerebral palsy people. Fatima keeps by heart the… Read More »


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