SARC Featured Stories

A wannabe volunteer 


 Taim was watching the dermatologist with his beautiful hazel eyes while she was examing his hands carefully. Suddenly a rash appears on his hands, so the 5 years old boy and his father went to SARC’s Medical center at Al-Othman. He promised that he will follow the instructions and use the prescribed ointment and soap as the doctor said. “When I become big, I want to join SARC psychosocial support team and I want to help those children who feel sad and lonely. I will tell them nice stories that make them smile” Taim said.  


Emilda love to do her homework at the community centre


Emilda, 8, likes to come to the community centre in Al-Ghizlanieh,  Rural Damascus, to do her homework. “Here I can study better. Even my teachers at school have noticed that, she says. Five years ago, Emilda had to leave her home in Al-Thiablieh in Rural Damascus due to the difficult situation there. During the years, she has been coming to the centre. Emilda’s dream is to become a lawyer. She would also like to help people to get better housing in the future. This project is supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies  


Family’s bond challenges the cold winter


A strong will and determination that what have helped Nour (8 years) to fight the blood cancer that consumed her slim body. She is a daughter of a physically handicapped father, who cannot move but still embrace his children. She has one brother who is mentally challenged, while his, while his mother has spread all the possible tenderness have worked hard to support her family. The strong friendship between Nour and SARC volunteers has encouraged her to grab the opportunity during winter clothes distribution and invite them at home. The accepted her invitation and paid her a visit to find out that she lives in a… Read More »


Blankets are turned into winter clothes


The blankets distributed to the people in Al-Tadreeb Al-Jaameh shelter in Dumair , Rural Damascus  were more than warm coverings as Um Hammad managed to turn it into winter clothes using a needle and thread and her talent in sewing. In the shelter, Um Hammad used the blankets provided by SARC to make a dress for a child and a cloak for an old man there in order to feel warm during the harsh cold winter with the least affordable costs. Um Hammad is one example of hundreds of Syrian women who have overcome and coped with life amid difficult… Read More »


First Step


Despite being handicapped for a decade and a half, Muhamed (36 years old) has deeply believed that it couldn’t affect his identity nor his potential abilities. When his leg was surgically amputated due to a complicated disease, he lost his dreams and ambitions as he became totally dependent on his parents who had to support him along with his family. With eyes full of tears and a heartbreak he remembered once he was unable to afford his four children needs or hold his day to day responsibilities as a father, the matter which provoked him to adopt his friend’s advice… Read More »


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