Damascus) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organized a training workshop for SARC communication officers on the principles of operational communication. The workshop took place between the 28th of September and the 1st of October and brought together 14 communication officers from all 14 SARC branches in the country’s governorates. The main aim of the training workshop is to provide the essential skills to SARC communication officers to enable them to carry out their duties effectively. To do so, the workshop focused more on practical skills rather than… Read More »
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)on October 27, 2014, handed over 15 trucks, 2 four-wheel drive vehicles and 23 protective jackets and helmets to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). The donation is part of the WFP ongoing support to enhance the capacity of volunteers to continue to carry out their work of delivering humanitarian assistance across Syria. The President of SARC, Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar received the donation on behalf of his organization in Damascus. He expressed the organization’s appreciation of the continued support from the WFP. He pointed out that such contributions are of great importance in… Read More »
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked and saddened by the death of Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers Ikhlas Ibraheem al-Sulaiman and Muhammad Ahmad Othman, of the Homs Branch, who were killed on 7 November. Ms. al-Sulaiman and Mr. Othman were members of the Homs Branch psycho-social team. They were killed when a mortar shell hit a civilian area of Homs as they transported supplies to be used as part of a joint SARC-UNICEF psycho-social project that helps children traumatized by the conflict. This tragic loss highlights the reality for SARC volunteers who are based within… Read More »
On the occasion of the Voluntarism International day, Ministry of Social Affairs honored the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers. The occasion, which took place in Daar Al-Assad for Culture & Arts, was held in recognition of the great efforts that exerted by the organization through its constant endeavors to provide relief and health aid services on high levels.
On the occasion of the International Voluntarism Day, we organize our anniversary to highlight the importance the volunteerism work and to recognize the prominent role of SARC young volunteers who are the backbone of the organization. Today, the Arab Red Crescent have more than 11000 volunteers with the crescent emblem on their chest. Those volunteers, who replaced their names with identity numbers, have risked their lives, have faced sever dangers and have given so much of themselves in service of the humanitarian work. They have their souls in one hand and wounded people in the other to save as much… Read More »