SARC News

Sphere Project’s TOT had their information refreshed in a workshop


In the line of keeping Sphere’s TOT updated on the new information and skills, SARC held a workshop that covered the most important topics added in the latest edition of Sphere Project Handbook 2018 on 4-8/11/2018. During the workshop, supported by the British Red Cross, the participants (14 trainers) have exchanged experiences and modified the training materials used in the Sphere project in order to adapt the response all over Syria. It is worth mentioning that Sphere project is developed to define a set of universal minimum standards in core areas of humanitarian response that explained in four technical chapters… Read More »


Humanitarian aid reached Roge and Nayrouz camps in the northeast of Syria


SARC dispatched a humanitarian aid truck to approximately 650 families; most of them are women and children, in Roge and Nayrouz camps in Al-Malkieh town located to the extreme north-east of Syria, in 1/11/2018. SARC volunteers distributed the delivered aid (640 canned-food parcels, 640 hygiene kits and 160 boxes of baby diapers provided by ICRC) with attendance of a delegation headed by Marianne Gasser, the ICRC’s head of delegation in Syria, and Mr. Ali Mansour, Head of SARC branch in Hassakeh.


Community based initiatives to rehabilitate two parks in Homs


The Humanitarian Support Project at Ekremah Community Center in Homs, funded by the #UNHCR.Syria completed 2 Community based initiatives to rehabilitate 2 gardens “Al-Batoul” and “Jarousha” with the help and support of the residents that full heartedly suggested the initiatives to provide a safe haven for children and seniors. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent- HSP volunteers of the CBI program added 9 benches to increase the number of visitors. Furthermore, fixed all the damaged benches by adding to them wooden planks and steel to strengthen their support, to keep the Park visitors and specially children safe from any dangers that… Read More »


SARC responded to the people affected by flood in Hassakeh


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers in Hassakeh carried out an emergency response in Al-Meridian neighborhood for the population affected by Al-Khabour River floods, which resulted from the heavy rainfall two days ago and caused material damages and loss in livestock. The relief team conducted the needed assessment and registration, while other teams distributed 130 food parcels provided by the ICRC. SARC’s first aid squads participated also in the response. It is worth mentioning that Al-Meridian neighborhood is vulnerable to flooding because the houses are so close to the river


ICRC’s Director of Operation visits SARC


Eng. Khaled Hboubati, President of SARC, and SARC’s senior management members received Mr. Dominik Stillhart, Director of Operation at the ICRC, on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Mr. Stillhart, who came from Geneva to Syria to look at the reality of the humanitarian work carried out by SARC, met Mr. Hboubati on Oct 22nd  and discussed the needs of SARC and potential support by ICRC, the main humanitarian partner, in order to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people all over Syria. On Oct 24, he paid a field visit to some towns in Eastern Ghouta, where he watched closely… Read More »


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