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 »
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).
On April 20, 2016, SARC’s teams came under fire while they were carrying out their duty in evacuating humanitarian cases from Madaya and Al-Zabadani in Rural Damascus. However, SARC team continued on its mission and was able to evacuate the cases and deliver them to Damascus and Idleb city. It is worth to mention that one of SARC’s cars was shot though the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) emblem is shown clearly on it. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) calls on all parties to respect SARC emblem, to provide protection for SARC teams and enable them to carry out… Read More »
Syrian Arab Red Crescent and in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and UN Offices in Syria delivered two aid convoys on March 17th, 2016. The first convoy (37 trucks) entered Madaya & Zabadani areas in rural Damascus, while the second (24 trucks) entered Foa’a &Kiffraya in rural Idleb. The delivered humanitarian aid consisted of food items provided by ICRC along with hygiene, medical and nutrition items provided by UN Offices in Syria.