SARC News

A Training Course on “Mental Health Gap Action Program”


The Mental Health Gap Action Program presents a good solution In light of the challenges imposed by the current crisis in Syria, the sever lack of psychologists and the increase of the mental health disorder cases. In cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organized a training course on the mentioned program on 21-25/5/2017. The course brought together 25 doctors of SARC staff members who work in primary health care all over the Syrian governorates. It dealt with many topics of depression, bipolar disorder, collapse, psychosis and psychological… Read More »


SARC launches a workshop for Mobile clinics Teams


In order to achieve an optimal primary health care, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) held a workshop that brought together all supervising doctors, administrators and coordinators of its mobile clinics teams on 6-7/5/2017. The workshop involved discussions about the new work’s mechanisms and signified the mobile clinics’ work that, based on census, targets areas of poor medical services and most vulnerable people. The workshop assured that the ideal primary health care is achieved by constant follow-up to the patient health condition. It is worth to mention that SARC has 20 mobile clinics that targets the most vulnerable patients and… Read More »


Mr. Peter Maurer visit to the Jointly Implemented Project by SARC & ICRC


In a statement on his fifth trip to Syria, Mr. Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), wrote: “I was impressed by the dedication of thousands of the volunteers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) who work with us to help people in need. Together with the SARC, we are ready to boost our neutral humanitarian operations, we are ready to increase the delivery of vital aid.” During the trip Mr. Maurer visited many projects that implemented by SARC in cooperation with ICRC in Al-Tall, Al-Dumyer, Ein Elfiejeh and Al-Zabadani in Rural Damascus. Mr.… Read More »


Relief materials are distributed to Foaa and Kafriya people in Sayeda Zeinab area.


2191 persons benefited from the humanitarian relief items distributed by SARC in the Sayeda Zeinab area and targeted Foaa and Kafriya people residing there. The distributed materials included (Mattresses _ Blankets _ Mats _ Jerrycans _ Plastic Sheets _ chargeable Light _ Canned Goods _ Kitchen Sets _ Hygiene Kits and Baby Diaper). This distribution process began on 22 April 2017 and will continue to match the needs of all people there.


SARC & ICRC participate in “The International Humanitarian Law in Syria …. Reality and Ambition” Event


Under the title “The International Humanitarian Law in Syria …. Reality and Ambition”, the first event of the Syrian National Commission on IHL is launched today on May 21, 2017. The event was opened by Dr. Faisal al-Miqdad, Deputy-Foreign Minister and president of the Syrian National Commission on IHL, Mr. Engineer Khaled Hbubati, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and Ms. Marian Ghaser, president of the ICRC delegation in Syria. The event, which aimed to confirm the importance of promoting the International Humanitarian Law, was attended by members of the Syrian National Commission on IHL, prominent characters, ambassadors and representatives… Read More »


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