SARC News

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent receives a donation from UNHCR


Damascus – 23-9-2014 The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) received 10 tractors and mutli-purpose trailers, two employees’ buses, and two cars as a donation from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support its humanitarian and relief mission in Syria. The SARC’s president Dr. Abdul-Rahman  Attar emphasized on the importance of this donation in helping the organization’s branches on the Syrian territories to provide services to people who have been affected by the crisis and those who are in need. He pointed out that this batch will be distributed in the provinces of Homs, Damascus Countryside,… Read More »


Syria: SARC first responders need to be respected


Damascus/Geneva (SARC-IFRC-ICRC) – On World First Aid Day [13 September 2014], the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls for the greater protection for Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) first aid volunteers. “In Syria, first aid volunteers risk their lives daily to bring life-saving services to the population,” said Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, President of the SARC. “Parties to the conflict need to respect our volunteers, the Red Crescent emblem, and to let our teams safely access people in need.” Despite the ongoing armed conflict and the death of 38 SARC volunteers since 2011, young Syrians from across the… Read More »


Syrian Arab Red Crescent President meet with UN Special Representative for Syria Staffan de Mistura

Damascus September 12, 2014 The Syrian Arab Red Crescent President, Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar met with UN Special Representative for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Friday 11, 2014 during his visit to Damascus. The talks tackled  humanitarian aid distribution process and challenges. Dr. Attar mentioned that the meeting focused on the role of the SARC, and the process of securing humanitarian aid in collaboration with all partners including Red Cross Red Crescent movement partners and United Nations. This is the first visit of de Mistura to Syria since his appointment as a special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United… Read More »


Providing Emergency Relief for people fleeing from Doukhaniyah and Kabas areas


On a course of two days 7th and 8th September, 2014. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Intervention Field teams of the Disaster Management Units – Damascus branch implemented an emergency response to people fleeing from Dukhania and Kabas areas. Registration and distribution teams were existed around the clock to decrease the suffering of these families who fled to the areas of: Dwar Beitra, Soufaniya, Khoula park, Zahira parks, Bustan al-Dour and al-Amin street. Emergency relief needs of these families had been provided with a support from the International Committee of the Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red… Read More »


Securing food, potable water and health care to people arriving in al_duwair


Due to the recent events in the areas of Kabbas and Dukhaniyah, and the fleeing of number of families to Duwair camp in Rural Damascus. Sheltering and registration teams of the Disaster management Unit from SARC’s Damascus branch implemented an emergency response to meet their needs. Where they distributed food materials including food parcels, can food, hygiene kits, towels, kitchen sets, mats, plastic rolls, candels, blankets ,mattresses and new born kits. Besides, two Mobile Health Units provided medical consultations and medicines to residents inside the camp. The water and sanitation teams attested the water situation and sanitation supplies. They secured… Read More »


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