News From The Branches

Red Cross Red Crescent on Evaluation Mission in Quneitra


The Syria Arab Red Crescen Al-Qunetira Branch received a delegation from the   International Committee of the Red Cross on 17th  March 2015. The visit is aimed to evaluate the situation in the area. Therefore, the relief team carried out a comprehensive evaluation for the affected people and their needs. In the same time, the water and sanitation team accompanied the Water Institution engineers on their evaluation visit to Khan Arnabeh and Al-Koum area, where they monitor and estimate the capacity of the water pumps and wells that should cover all residents and displaced people there. The ICRC supports the project… Read More »


Sweden Red Cross Regional representative visited SARC Homs


Within the frame of the joint collaboration with the humanitarian partnerships, Ms. Malena Rembi, the regional representative o f the Sweden Red Cross , visited SARC-Homs Branch. The representative was briefed on the work of the Disaster Management Committee teams, and got an explanation over the field interference, emergency responds in 2014 and the beneficiaries’ needs at the present. She also made a tour in  Homs old city, where she could watch closely SARC’s delivered aides and activities . Finally, Ms. Rembi met the Head of the board of directors, Dr. Motaz Al Atassi, who clarified the importance of the medical work role at present and the… Read More »


Building up a Telecom team at Rural-Damascus Branch


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent constantly  works on  building capacity and skills of its volunteers at the field work, in order to be able to  deliver humanitarian services efficiently. For this purpose , a Telecom Radio workshop  was held for three days (1-3 March 2015) . The workshop brought together 17 volunteers from different Rural-Damascus’ sub-branches and centers. The workshop included scientific information on modern radio communications systems and way to build these systems and how to operate it in the  Syrian Arab Red Crescent organization. This workshop also included practice on the operation system(repeater and fixed stations). The volunteers were trained… Read More »


Upgrading Telecommunications System in SARC, Hama Branch


The Syrian Arab Red Crescnet Telecom team with a support by the ICRC has finished working on upgrading SARC’s, Hama branch, Telecommunications system. A 15-meter aerial tower installed and three VHF stations were added to the branch’s vehicles. Eng. Abdullah Al-Bunni, Telecommunications coordinator in Damascus headquarter pointed out that the aerial tower was executed with the expertise of the Telecommunications team in the SARC HQ with the help of the volunteers in Hama branch. He added saying that “The project was executed in a short time and it should increase the signal coverage area to include the rural areas. Moreover, an HF station… Read More »


Delivering Aid and Holding Several Meetings in Eastern Aleppo

A joint team of Syrian Arab ‪‎Red Crescent – Aleppo branch and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees delivered shipments of‪ ‎humanitarian aid to eastern neighborhoods of ‪‎Aleppo city. This was carried out by collaboration of ‪‎UNHCR delegation in Syria,  SARC’s Aleppo branch director and some board members along with the efforts of 42 volunteers passing through Bustan AlQasr – AlMasharqa Humanitarian‪ Crossing Point and by using primitive means of transportation. Delivered aid included 15 hospital beds, several chronic medicines and pediatric syrups. These supplies, which are supported by UNHCR, will help meet the needs of 5000 to 6000 patients. They also delivered 150 food parcels, supported by ‪‎WFP,… Read More »


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