On March 29, the SARC teams in collaboration with the United Nations offices in Syria resumed its second convoy to reach Douma city, which has been besieged since 18 months. The convoy consisting of 14 trucks loaded with 1,000 food parcels, 2,821 hygiene kits, 1,000 baby diapers, 1,008 sanitary napkins, 2,000 plastic rolls, 80 boxes of soap, 40 boxes of peanut butter, 80 boxes of high energy biscuit, 177 bottles, 0.5 (Reproductive health) RH kit 2A to be used by the pregnant woman and one (Reproductive health) RH kit 2B to be used by the Midwife. The SARC appreciates the… Read More »
The Canadian Red Cross Secretary General, Mr. Conrad Sauvé and Mr. Hossam Elsharkawi, Director of Emergencies and Recovery for International Operations, in a visit to the First Aid and Disaster Response Operation Center and logistics hub of the SARC.
14 March 2014, Damascus/Geneva (SARC/IFRC/ICRC) In the three years since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the situation has developed into a humanitarian disaster of appalling dimensions. More than 9 million Syrians are in need of urgent assistance, including 6.5 million people displaced inside their own country, half of them children, struggling to survive amid the fighting. A further 2.4 million people have fled Syria since January 2012, seeking refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Thousands more families have left for countries further afield. Today, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate rapidly in large parts of the… Read More »