SARC News

SARC organized GIS training workshop


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent in cooperation with the British Red Cross held a training workshop about the Geographic Information System on 30/11- 3/12/2018. The workshop brought together 33 coordinators, who work in the central operation management, the disaster management unit and field coordinators all over SARC’ branches.  The workshop involved many topics related to the main principles of the GIS, data resources and reports and table processing. It was concluded with a practical session where a comprehensive data project designed based on the gained skills during the workshop.


Humanitarian aid Arrive to 5500 family in the eastern rural of Daraa


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent enters a humanitarian aid convoy to four new villages in the Eastren rural of Daraa, the convoy consists of 17 truck holding food introduction presented by the WFP. The aid Included 5500 food parcels will benefit 5500 family, and the work in progress on distributing them in the four villages according to the following figure: (Mahajeh 2900 parcels, Altaibah 2000 parcels, Alnajeeh 300 parcels, Mejedel 300 parcels). Thus the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have completed the distribution of humanitarian aid to the whole towns and villages in the eastern rural of Daraa.


SARC responded to the people affected by flooding in Al-Areesha Camp


Due to adverse weather conditions resulted in a flooding that hit Al-Areesha Camp in Hassakeh city, SARC- Hassakeh branch responded to the affected people there on Thursday, December 06, 2018. SARC’s response consisted of a humanitarian relief aid convoy (22 trucks) carrying 9710 blankets, 6000 mattresses and 2000 canned-food parcels. The relief aid items are supported by the ICRC. It is worth mentioning that an assessment for the needs was carried out on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Aid items are delivered to the affected people according to a direct distribution process that will continue until Saturday, December 8, 2018.


An exceptional training dedicated to the coordination of SARC’s efforts


Syrian Arab Red Crescent held a training workshop under the title “Mobile based Data Collection Workshop using ODK” on 25- 28/11/2018. The first of its kind workshop was conducted by SARC’s Information Management Department and attended by many departments of SARC (central operation, medical services, water and construction, livelihood, information technologies, humanitarian support project, psychosocial support, planning-monitoring-evaluation and learning.) In addition, it was participated by trainers from SARC, ICRC and IFRC. The experiences and skills gained during the training will be invested in using mobile sets technologies for data collection and defining needs in order to measure the impact of… Read More »


ICRC Regional Director for Near and Middle East visits SARC


Eng. Khaled Hboubati, President of SARC, welcomed Mr. Fabrizio Carboni, the ICRC Regional Director for Near and Middle East, at SARC Headquarters in Damascus on Wednesday, 21Nov, 2018. They held a meeting and discussed different topics related to the areas of joint works and collaboration between the two organizations.


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