SARC News

Syria: Red Crescent and Red Cross is everywhere and for everyone


On the occasion of World Red Cross Red Crescent Day, the heads of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stand up together to reaffirm that the fundamental principles of humanity, neutrality and independence must guide humanitarian action in Syria more than ever. “We cross the frontlines. We talk to everyone. We help millions of people affected by this conflict. We wouldn’t be able to do that if all involved in fighting didn’t consider our action as independent and neutral,” says Marianne Gasser who heads the ICRC in Syria. “In Syria, being everywhere… Read More »


Children Vaccinations Campaigns are launched in Many Areas


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent in cooperation with the Syrian Ministry of Health launched three day vaccination campaign for children in Madaya and Boukein area on April 30th 2016. Moreover, SARC participated in the routine vaccination campaign that launched in Al-Qadam area a few days ago, and managed to deliver children routine vaccines to Foa’a, Kiffrya, Moadameit Al-sham and Homs northern countryside. It also carried out children vaccination campaign in Eastern Ghotta. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent will launch more of these campaigns in the coming days. 


Humanitarian Aid Reached Zabadani and Madaya & Kiffrya and Foa’a


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent(SARC)  in coordination  with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN Offices in Syria delivered two humanitarian relief aid convoys to Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus (49 trucks), and to Foa’a and Kiffrya in Rural Idleb (19 trucks) on April 30th 2016. These relief aid included food items, flour, medicines and educational sets.


Livelihood Program launched its First Project in Rural Damascus


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent- HQ and in cooperation with SARC Rural Damascus branch, Ministry of Social Affairs and the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC) Societies launched the first livelihood project in Rural Damascus area. The project “Vocational Training on Handmade Carpets Industry” is to be set up in Al-Qoutaifa and Mouadamiet Al-Qalamoun in Rural Damascus. On April 19th, 2016, SARC launched the first training course in   Mouadamiet Al-Qalamoun  with participarion of 30 ladies, while the second course is to be launched within the coming days in Al-Qutaifa for other 30 participants. The project is aimed… Read More »


SARC Evacuated more than 500 Persons from Madyad and Zabadani & Foa’a and Kiffrya


Syrian Arab Red Crescent(SARC) evacuated 80 humanitarian cases along with their families (total 516) from four areas: Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus and from Foa’a and Kiffrya in Rural Idleb. The evacuated persons from Rural Damascus were transported to Damascus and Idleb city, while those from Rural Idleb were transported to Lattakia city. It is worth mentioning that this mission was carried out via coordination of SARC HQ  and SARC’s branches (Damascus, Rural Damascus, Quneitra, Al-Swaida,Daraa ,Homs, Hama, Tartous, Lattakia and Idleb).


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