News From The Branches

“Hygiene Promotion” Campaign is launched in Quneitra


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Quneitra branch launched “Hygiene Promotion” campaign that aimed to target children and mothers. The campaign is to raise awareness on healthy habits and adopted precautions to avoid infectious diseases. The campaign contains field visits to schools and shelters in: (Khan Arnebah, Alkoom, Jeba, Al Baath City, Al Mshaqaq). The team noticed cases of (Hepatitis, Scabies, Lice) therefore they applied the suitable actions that prevent the spread  of these diseases. On the same time the team delivered an educational session to mothers on these diseases and how to protect their children from it. The teams  also carried out educational and entertaining activities with children… Read More »


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 »


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