President of the Syrian Arab Red Cross, Dr. Abdul Rrahman Attar met with Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, who was in three days visit to Damascus. Dr. Attar discussed issues of bond cooperation between the two organizations, and ensured the necessity to enhance the mutual exerted efforts in response to the increasing humanitarian needs, and to alleviate affected people’s suffering. Dr. Attar accompanied Mr. Maurer in a field visit to Barzh area in the north east of Damascus. The visit aimed to viewing the various services delivered by SARC in the city like:… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent managed to deliver 19 trucks’ convoy to Al-Mouadameh area south Damascus. The delivery contained school needs and facilities like: chairs, tables as well as 1250 boxes of winter clothes for children, 35 creative sets for early childhood, 70 creative sets for school students, 250 hygiene kits for newly born babies and 72 stationary sets that each can satisfy 40 student. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent worked along with the Syrian Government and in cooperation with the UNICEF to carry out this mission.
Damascus) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organized a training workshop for SARC communication officers on the principles of operational communication. The workshop took place between the 28th of September and the 1st of October and brought together 14 communication officers from all 14 SARC branches in the country’s governorates. The main aim of the training workshop is to provide the essential skills to SARC communication officers to enable them to carry out their duties effectively. To do so, the workshop focused more on practical skills rather than… Read More »
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 »