Damascus (ICRC/SARC) – The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with the United Nations, have delivered lifesaving medical items to treat seriously injured and sick patients in the besieged towns of Zabadani and Madaya in rural Damascus. Simultaneously, SARC delivered relief items to the besieged towns of Foua and Kifraya in northwestern Syria’s Idleb governorate. A total of 31 trucks of various relief items were delivered to these besieged areas, scene of very heavy fighting in the past months, with little or no humanitarian aid being delivered to 40,000 people trapped… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organization held a meeting with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Societies, and the National Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent on Oct 11th 2015. The meeting was headed by, Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar the president of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, and attended by representatives of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the National Societies (Sweden Red Cross, German Red Cross, British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross and Danish Red Cross). During the meeting, Dr. Attar shed… Read More »
The Disaster Management Unit (DMU) of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent- Damascus branch managed to deliver 5000 bread sack to Qoudssaia area on the 1st of October 2015. The mission was carried out accordance to the mutual program with the International Committee of the Red Cross, and in coordination with the Reconciliation Committees and the Relief Sub-committee. The DMU squads monitored the whole process and ensured that the bread is delivered to the most vulnerable residents and to the displaced people in five sheltering centers there.
Director of the Middle East and North Africa zone for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societiesو Mr. Elias Ghanem visited the Syrian Arab Red Crescent on Sep 16th 2015, and met with Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). The meeting included a presentation on the services and activities provided by SARC. Then they arranged preparations to the expected meetings of the Red Cross Red Crecent Societies. The visit included also a field tour to Disaster Management Unite, First Aid Squads Center and Clinics in order to cast an eye to the… Read More »
Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), welcomed a delegation from Netherland Red Cross (NLRC) consisted of Mr.Juriaan Ruben Lahr, head of international assistance and Mr. Merlijn Stoffels, media relations officer. Dr. Attar introduced a comprehensive briefing about SARC activities and services in various fields, aspects of prevailed cooperation between the SARC and NLRC and ways to increase the collaboration between the two parties. The visit, which was on 31 Aug – 3 Sep 2015, included a field tour to SARC –rural Damascus branch, the consulting center in Dwellah area, and the Child Friend Center in… Read More »