The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)on October 27, 2014, handed over 15 trucks, 2 four-wheel drive vehicles and 23 protective jackets and helmets to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). The donation is part of the WFP ongoing support to enhance the capacity of volunteers to continue to carry out their work of delivering humanitarian assistance across Syria. The President of SARC, Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar received the donation on behalf of his organization in Damascus. He expressed the organization’s appreciation of the continued support from the WFP. He pointed out that such contributions are of great importance in… Read More »
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked and saddened by the death of Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers Ikhlas Ibraheem al-Sulaiman and Muhammad Ahmad Othman, of the Homs Branch, who were killed on 7 November. Ms. al-Sulaiman and Mr. Othman were members of the Homs Branch psycho-social team. They were killed when a mortar shell hit a civilian area of Homs as they transported supplies to be used as part of a joint SARC-UNICEF psycho-social project that helps children traumatized by the conflict. This tragic loss highlights the reality for SARC volunteers who are based within… Read More »
On the occasion of the Voluntarism International day, Ministry of Social Affairs honored the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers. The occasion, which took place in Daar Al-Assad for Culture & Arts, was held in recognition of the great efforts that exerted by the organization through its constant endeavors to provide relief and health aid services on high levels.
On the occasion of the International Voluntarism Day, we organize our anniversary to highlight the importance the volunteerism work and to recognize the prominent role of SARC young volunteers who are the backbone of the organization. Today, the Arab Red Crescent have more than 11000 volunteers with the crescent emblem on their chest. Those volunteers, who replaced their names with identity numbers, have risked their lives, have faced sever dangers and have given so much of themselves in service of the humanitarian work. They have their souls in one hand and wounded people in the other to save as much… Read More »
Within a new forward move in training and rehabilitating field, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organized an advanced training course titling “Disaster Management” on 14- 17/12/2014, in Damascus. The course which, brought together 37 volunteers from all the SARC’s branches in the Syrian governorates, is the first of its kind within the crisis since it addressed various subjects as evaluation, registration, distribution, operation room management, logistics, securing water in cases of emergency, communication skills, leadership skills, coordination, human resources management and information and reports management. President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar attended the training course… Read More »