SARC Featured Stories

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 »


Um Yahya receives insulin from Medical Center in Jaramana


Um-Yahya (41 years), displaced from Hajira area,  used to receive insulin from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Medical Center in Jaramana monthly.  “I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 24. I  was a shocked then, but my doctor helped me to fight it through diet and medicine, thank God after that I have had two kids”. 50 patients with diabetes visit the Medical Center which is supported by IFRC in Jaramana every day, This number constitutes half of the beneficiaries from the internal clinics according to the director of the center, while every month 1800 people get antidiabetic… Read More »


Mobile health clinic provides health care services for children in Al-Qaboun


It is not an ice cream truck for the kids in a summer day, but a mobile medical clinic in Al Qaboon where people wait for on pins and needles as they don’t have any public health centers. Ragheb (6 years), was born during the Syrian crisis although, it did not fade his eyes brightness and innocence, as he walks around the clinic joyfully despite the pain and express his feelings: “I have a sore throat”. As hundreds of children and their families today in Rural Damascus, Ragheb relies on mobile clinics to receive free primary health care services, so… Read More »


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