SARC News

Syrian Arab Red Crescent is worried about humanitarian suffering spillover the Northeast Area


Damascus: 11/10/2019 The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) voices concern about the current escalation of hostilities, which would exacerbate the plight and internal displacement, in the Northeast area, where SARC was and is still making every effort to meet the needs of the families suffering adverse conditions. To date SARC volunteers from different departments take the responsibility to lend a hand to all people affected by the floods that hit Hasakeh and Qamishli earlier this year. They do their best to deliver quality services to the people in Al-Hol Camp, in which children and women constitute the majority, particularly through… Read More »


Modifications to Sphere Standards 2018 are discussed in a workshop

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent held a workshop on 28-29 Jun 2019 aimed at discussing the modification of Sphere Standards 2018. The workshop brought 13 Sphere trainers together where they discussed the recently modified Sphere handbook, its integration among the cycle of SARC’s programs and projects, how to be used in monitoring & evaluation process and in urban areas along with many other contexts. They also developed a new plan for Sphere training and had a look over the Arabic edition of the handbook training kit. It is worth mentioning that the workshop is supported by the British Red Cross.


SARC participated in “Strengthening Analytical Thinking (SAT)” Training

The Surge Information Management Support (SIMS) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has organized and supported “Strengthening Analytical Thinking (SAT)” Training, which is held worldwide for the 2nd time and for the 1st time in the Middle East.  The training was hosted by the IFRC Syria Country Office and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in Damascus, Syria from 16 – 22 January 2019. This training targeted almost 40 participants coming from all 14 branches of SARC Information Management Department, the newly created MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Unit, and from the Disaster Management and Operations Department.… Read More »


SARC held a training course on mines and war remnant risk education


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) held a 5-day training course on the explosive mines and war remnant risk education on for 24 coordinators and volunteers from SARC branches (Rural Damascus, Qounaitera, Swaida, Homs, Deir Ezzour, Aleppo and Hasakeh) in Aleppo on 24-28/3/2019. During the course, the participants learned about the different types of risks to the communities affected by war remnants, the whereabouts of the war remnants, warning signs and safety key messages. In addition, they got knowledge of the mechanism for Injuries’ data collection, evaluation of hazardous areas and their humanitarian needs. They also paid two field visits… Read More »


The 17th training workshop on the management of dead bodies


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent held the 17th training course on the management of dead bodies with the participation of 37 volunteers, who have been the first responders in Rural Aleppo and Raqqa. The workshop aimed to ensure an efficient response, where the dead are treated with respect. It is worth mentioning that the workshop was supported by the ICRC.


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