SARC News

Dr. Abdulrahman Attar Received UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs


Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), received Mr. Stephen O’Brien, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Mr. Yacoub El Hillo, UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator in Syria and the accompanied delegation in SARC’s Al-Zahera Center on Aug 16th, 2015. Dr. Attar accompanied the delegation in a tour around the center’s departments, the disaster management unit and the first aid center. He also presented them with an explanation about the humanitarian activities and services provided by SARC in cooperation with the UN Offices in Syria. However, he noted that up to… Read More »


“Data Analysis & Visualization” Specific Course on Information Management and Reporting


Supported by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and in cooperation with UNICEF, The Syrian Arab Red Crescent held a workshop on Information Management (IM) and Reporting. The four day workshop started on July 29th, 2015 and brought 24 employees and volunteers from all fourteen SARC branches in Syria. The workshop is highly important for IM staff capacity building as it empowers them in areas of reports editing, data analysis and visualization and in presenting it in a professional way. This will facilitate supervision and a follow up process by managers who will then be… Read More »


SARC Transfer a Mother with her Three Twins from Al-Mouadamieh


SARC Frist Aid Team of rural Damascus managed to evacuate a lady with her three new born babies from Al-Mouadamieh town to Dar Al-Twleed hospital in Damascus on July 27th 2015. The women and her babies were in need to be under professional medical observation which is available only in hospitals. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent would thank all parties who facilitated the mission and highly appreciate the efforts exerted by the hospital’s managements and staff which helped saving the lady and her children’s lives.


Medical Aid Reached Eastern Ghota


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and in cooperation with Ministry of Health and World Health Organization delivered two trucks, loaded with medical items, to the Eastern Ghota area on July 23rd 2015. The medical items consisted of dialysis materials for 500 sessions, routine vaccines, 2000 insulin vial, four diabetes testing devices, 7600 baby milk, 4000 notorious biscuit, 3600 peanut butter, 3040 antibiotic and 1500 intestinal antiseptic. All mentioned items were handed out to SARC sub-branch in Duma city.


SARC Participation in the 12th Mediterranean Conference of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies


Under the motto “Our Principles, Our Move”, The Mediterranean Conference of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies was held in San Marino Republic. The conference, which brought 26 national societies together, took place on May 25th 2015. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent delegation and under the presidency of Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, attended the conference. During the conference Dr. Attar was elected as the Deputy Head of the Conference, which involved discussions on the future lines of cooperation among the Mediterranean platform of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies.… Read More »


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