On 24 February 2015, Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, welcomed French Parliamentary Delegation during their recent visit to Syria. Dr. Attar accompanied the delegation on a visit to SARC’s health centre in Damascus that receives 1500 patients on a daily basis. After that they paid a visit to the disaster management and first aid operations centres in Zahira, where they met with staff and volunteers from SARC and was briefed about the activities and services delivered by SARC. From his side, Dr. Attar explained about SARC work and role and how SARC is delivering aid… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent had organized a meeting that brought all first aid coordinators together in Damascus city. The two day meeting is aimed to activate the collaboration and cooperation between the First Aid Central Committee and the first aid project’s coordinators. During the meeting, the attendant assessed the needs demanded by the first aid teams, and the mechanisim to set up a data base for the capacities of the human resources working in the first aid field. Mr. Sameer Tallaj, the Deputy Director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, stressed the importance of this kind of meetings as it… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent operational teams conducted more than 55 emergency responses in Jan, 2015. The teams carried out 33 responses with a front line crossing to hot spot areas. In Aleppo, they secured safe crossing to 72 humanitarian cases via Boustan Al-Qasser crossing point along with safe crossing to 18 maintenance workers to Suliman Al-Halabi and Bab-Al-Nirab electricity plants. They also delivered hospitals’ maintenance tools to Aleppo eastern areas. In Damascus, the teams executed four responses to Babila, Beit Saham and Al-Qadam areas. They also delivered medical items and vaccines to Douma city in Damascus countryside. In Homs,… Read More »
In cooperation with the International Committee for Red Cross, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carried out nine water projects in 2014. Under the heavily prevailing conflict in Syria that caused extensive damage to the country’s infrastructures, SARC’s water teams were faced with various tasks that needed huge efforts in order to satisfy the humanitarian needs for water and the disposal of sewage in affected areas all over Syria. However, the SARC’s water project’s team managed to support 80% of the Syrian residents in 2014. The team provided technical equipment and spare parts for water and sewage plants. It also provided… Read More »
For the second consecutive year SARC’s Water Project held its annual meeting on 6-10/2/2015. The meeting is aimed to shed light over the achievements accomplished by the water project’s team throughout 2014. The meeting involved also a presentation showing the Project’s Strategies for 2015 and means of cooperation with the partners. On the other hand, the attendants discussed the work mechanisms along with the difficulties and the problems that encounter the Water Project’s team at work all over the Syrian governorates.