SARC News

Child Protection & Psychosocial Support Agreement is signed (SARC-UNICEF)


Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and Ms. Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria, signed a mutual cooperation agreement on Dec 1st 2015 at SARC headquarter in Damascus. The agreement is aimed to enhance psychosocial health for children, youngsters and their family members who are affected by the current crisis. The total number of beneficiaries will reach 450.000 people all over 9 Syrian governorates. Actually, this agreement is highly important as it contains various programs of creative and entertaining activities along with the psychosocial support addressed to mothers, children and teenagers, as well as vocational… Read More »


A Word from the SARC President Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar on the International Volunteer Day


On the occasion of the international volunteer day, let me extend my greetings and appreciation to all the volunteers around the world whose number has exceeded 100 million volunteers, I would like to thank in particular the Syrian Arab Red crescent’s volunteers who forget their names to use numbers they are given to indicate their identities, to face danger bravely, embrace death, break the wall of fear, endanger their lives to rescue wounded people for the sake of the humanitarian work which they believe deeply in, while respecting the fundamental principles of the international movement(humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, unity, universality… Read More »


Norwegian Red Cross President Visits the Syrian Arab Red Crescent


Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), welcomed Mr. Sven Mollekleiv, President of the Norwegian Red Cross at SARC headquarter in Damascus on 20/11/2015. They discussed the active mutual projects in fields of water & sanitation and Relief aspects, and the potentials of development to reach more areas in Syria. Mr. Mollekleiv met also with SARC water project management and had a briefing on the carried out projects that supported by the Norwegian Red Cross. They signed a mutual cooperation agreement with attendance of Dr. Attar. President of the Norwegian Red Cross visited SARC water project… Read More »


SARC Held a workshop on Health Projects’ Future Planning


Under the title “SARC’s Health Projects Future Planning” a three day training workshop was held on Oct 18th 2015. The workshop, which was organized by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, joined the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and included a revisit to SARC’s projects in heath field “dispensaries, mobile clinics, medical mobile teams, nutrition, psycho-social support, first aid and water & sanitation…” This step came to support experiences exchange among SARC’ branches, and to identify the work mechanisms and future plans in health field. The workshop was attended by representative of both SARC and… Read More »


Training Workshop on PSS & Reproductive Health


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund organized a training workshop on “Community-based psychosocial support”. The five day workshop, which brought together 22 volunteer, aimed to support attendants with basics and conceptions of the psycho-social support. The training will empower the volunteers to conduct their missions in accordance with SARC’s fundamental principles. The interactive workshop was launched on 18- 22/10/2015, and included activities which targeted children.


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