SARC News

Dr. Hazem Bakleh Represents SARC Organization in the 68th World Health Assembly 2015


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent participated in the 68th World Health Assembly 2015 that held on May 18- 26, 2015 in Geneva. Dr. Hazem Bakleh, MD, Director of Medical Services of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, attended the assembly as SARC’ representative, and  lit a candle in memorial for fallen health workers who lost their lives for others to live. During the assembly, Dr. Bakleh gave a word on dangers that put healthcare personnel at risks. “I know first-hand the fear, danger and risk that have become inherent to our jobs.  As humanitarians, it is our duty and our passion… Read More »


The International Committee of the Red Cross on a Visit to SARC’s Al-Zahera Centre in Damascus


Ms. Myrian Ghasser, Head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and her deputy, Mrs. Beatrice Oechsli, paid a briefing visit to Al-Zahera center and the Disaster Management Unit -operational response center of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent on 19/05/2015. The visit, which comes in the mutual cooperation framework between the ICRC and SARC, was accompanied by Mr. Tammam Mehrez, Head of Disaster Management Unit, and Ms. Razan Jaradeh, Head of First Aid Teams. The delegation had a tour to the dispensary, first aid operation room and the disaster management unit. Ms. Ghasser and her deputy met… Read More »


SARC and ICRC Sign Cooperation Agreement


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross  signed a mutual cooperation agreement concerning the relief program 2015 on May 23rd 2015. The agreement was signed with the attendance of Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Ms. Myrian Ghasser, Head of ICRC Delegation, Mr. Sameer Tallaj, SARC’s Relief Program Coordinator and Mr. Govinda Prasad Dahal, ICRC’s Relief Program Coordinator. This agreement is to enhance the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Organization and its exerted efforts to providing relief services to vulnerable people in the current crisis. Moreover, the agreement is similar to that of 2014… Read More »


Water & Sanitation Training Course in Banias Camp


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s water project has supported 80% of the Syrian residents all over the country during the heavily prevailing crisis. In fact, the dire need to securing safe water for all people put SARC with huge task of exerting all needed efforts to succeed the water projects and to support it with logistics and human resources capacities. In this context, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross organized a training course aimed to promoting water & sanitation staff’s skills. The course, which was held in SARC’s camp in… Read More »


Joint Water & Sanitation Program Agreement is signed


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross signed an agreement, “Joint Water & Sanitation Program” 2015, on May 18.2015 in Damascus. Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), noted that SARC hopes this agreement will be effectively and efficiently implemented according to the projects and plans. He also assured that he himself will supervise the project as well as the implementation to make sure that everything is done as planned. In the same context, Dr. Attar took a chance to thank all ICRC and SARC staff members who exerted best… Read More »


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