SARC News

6259 children were vaccinated in Douma city


Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) – Douma branch managed within three days, 5-7/9/2017, to vaccinate 6259 children in Douma city. The primary vaccination campaign targeted children aged between one day and two years with routine vaccines. It is worth to mention that the 80 volunteers carried out the campaign in five locations around the city.


The first humanitarian aid convoy reached Deir Ezzour.


Over the past 17 months, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in cooperation with World Food Programme (WFP) succeeded in carrying out 309 airdrops of humanitarian relief aid on DeirEzzour city. The aid contained 10,000 tons of relief items (food, yeast, salt, non-food items and medicines), as well as 7,000,000 bread bags supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which all distributed by SARC volunteers to the local people. Today, Friday September 8, 2017, SARC volunteers managed to reach the city by land with a humanitarian relief aid convoy (35 trucks loaded with food items, hygiene kits and medicines )supported by… Read More »


New volunteers joined livelihood team


Due the tangible positive results matched by livelihood project, it goes on to grow and reach more affected people all over Syrian governorates. Syrian Arab Red Crescent in cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies held a workshop (Introduction to Livelihood) for newly appointed volunteers. The workshop, which was launched on 28- 30/8/ 2017 with participation of 40 volunteers, discussed many topics: concept of livelihood enhancement, impacts of disasters and conflicts on livelihood and people resilience strategies.


Community Health and First Aid workshop


Syrian Arab Red Crescent organization (SARC) in cooperation with UNFPA held a workshop for volunteers working in reproductive health of all SARC branches on 25- 29/8/2017. During the workshop the trainers shed lights to the mechanism of promoting health education, proper health habits and disease prevention in local community. The lectures went through many aspects of the community health concept like family planning, health practices for pregnant & safe delivery, chronic disease and first aid principles.


SARC held two workshops on communication and media skills development


Based on the importance of the media as an impressive tool to the community awareness and to promoting the humanitarian concept and SARC services on a large scale, SARC organized two workshops targeting the communication and media teams in order to polish their skills and develop their experiences supported by British Red Cross(#BRC).  . The first workshop was conducted on 13-17 Aug, 2017, and contained various technical training and practical applications related to the image size, videos editing and rules of humanitarian documentation. The second one was conducted on 20-23 Aug, 2017 and included several approaches in writing to media related… Read More »


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