Based on an invitation from the Germany Red Cross (GRC), Dr. Abdul Rahmar Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, paid a visit to GRC in Berlin on May 28-30th 2015. During the visit, Dr.Attar met with Mr. Rudolf Zeiters, GRC President, and Mr. Christian Reuter, GRC General Secretary. The two parties discussed means of cooperation enhancement, while Mr. Zeiters presented a press release in which he highly appreciated the Syrian Arab Red Crescent work. At the end of the visit, GRC honored Dr. Attar for his exerted efforts in field of the humanitarian work. On his turn, Dr.… Read More »
Due to the current hard circumstances in Al-Hassakeh city, many families were forced out of their homes to safer neighborhoods in the city and to Al-Qamishli, Amouda, Al-Dirbasieh and Tel-Tamer areas. Therefore, The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) responded immediately and started evaluating the sheltering centers (49 centers) in the mentioned areas. Then, SARC’s water teams distributed 4800 water bottle to 2600 beneficiaries and installed four central water tanks (500 liter) in Sffaia area. The Hygiene promotion team also distributed 121 hygiene kits to about 726 displaced people with 460 child among them in the sheltering centers in Al-Qamishli city.
In coordination with all active parties on ground, joint exerted efforts by the Disaster Management teams of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Damascus branch and Damascus Rural branch managed to deliver the first convoy of food and non-food relief aid items to Bluedan town on June 1st 2015. The convoy, which is provided by the UN offices, contained: 1000 food parcel, 1000 hygiene parcel, 300 diapers for olds, 1000 baby diapers and 1000 sanitary napkin. Moreover, the convoy was loaded also with 3000 breadbasket, that supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red… Read More »
Building Capacities is ranked on the top priorities at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Organization. Therefore, the organization launched a TOT course for psycho-social support team on May 11- 17/2015. The course brought 27 volunteers together and included various topics that aimed to enhance the competences and capabilities of the PSS trainers. Dr. Fayzeh Al-Abdullah, PSS Project Coordinator shed light to the importance of the course saying: ‘The course is aimed to habilitate the volunteers and enable them to manage training courses at their branches. The current training concentrates on the technical aspect that related to the means of training,… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent participated in the 68th World Health Assembly 2015 that held on May 18- 26, 2015 in Geneva. Dr. Hazem Bakleh, MD, Director of Medical Services of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, attended the assembly as SARC’ representative, and lit a candle in memorial for fallen health workers who lost their lives for others to live. During the assembly, Dr. Bakleh gave a word on dangers that put healthcare personnel at risks. “I know first-hand the fear, danger and risk that have become inherent to our jobs. As humanitarians, it is our duty and our passion… Read More »