SARC News

SARC Concluded “Carpet Handmade Vocational Training” Programme


SARC- HQ in cooperation with SARC-Rural Damascus branch and the Directorate of Extension Units in the Ministry of Social Affairs and supported by the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies concluded the carpet handmade vocational training program, which was launched by the livelihood teams in Al-Qoutaifah and Mouadamet Al-Qalamoun areas in Rural Damascus. The programme was attended by 58 participant women who were presented with a vocational certificate and a loom as well as the needed raw material for one production cycle. It is worth to mention that this programme was designed to help the most vulnerable… Read More »


Water Systems rehabilitated in Tell Brak and Tell Hamees towns in Hasakeh


The water team of SARC Hasakeh branch in cooperation with ICRC and in coordination with Water Establishment in Hasakeh rehabilitated and reactivated water systems in Tell and Tell Hamees towns in Hasakeh on 04/01/2017. The team rehabilitated and activated 13 boreholes and the building of the water unit in Tell Brak town, while in Tell Hamees town they rehabilitated and activated 8 boreholes as well as Tell Athan water station. This work will secure drinkable water for more than 45,000 beneficiaries.  


International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and SARC mourn loss of SARC volunteer wounded in 8 February attack in Aleppo


Damascus/Geneva, 10 February 2017 – Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) remain in mourning today following news that a Red Crescent volunteer who was injured in the 8 February attack on a SARC distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo, has passed away. At least 60 volunteers and staff of Syrian Arab Red Crescent as well as 8 from Palestine Red Crescent Society have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the crisis. Since the beginning of 2017, five Red Crescent workers… Read More »


Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and SARC condemn attack on SARC aid distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo


Damascus, 8 February 2017 The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) condemn the attack on a SARC distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo. One SARC staff member was killed. Seven SARC volunteers and staff were injured – three of them severely. Two beneficiaries who had come to the centre to receive humanitarian aid also died, and several others were injured. SARC first aid teams are evacuating the injured to hospital. The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement reminds everybody of their duty to… Read More »


SARC delivered two Water Sterilization Units and Eight Generators to Al-Hasakeh


SARC Water & Sanitation team in cooperation with ICRC and in coordination with Water Establishment in Al-Hasakeh delivered 2 water sterilization units and 8 Generators to Water Establishment in Al-Hasakeh governorate on 04/01/2017. The units are to sterilize Al-Himmeh and Assfan water stations in order to provide more than 600.000 beneficiaries with safe water, while the generators will provide basic water and sanitations services to more than 140.000 beneficiaries in Al-Nirouz Camp, The National Hospital, Al-Qahtanieh, Ra’as Al-Ein, Makhroum and the technical services department in Al-Qamishly area.


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