SARC Stories

Dream Game Reveals a doctor for the future

What is your dream? This simple question has been enough to strike up a long heartfelt dialogue with a child who has witnessed a lot of tragedies during the Syrian crisis, yet those calamities were not able to strip him of his dream. Being a volunteer doctor in the service of humanity in Syrian Arab Red Crescent is Mahmoud’s genuine dream. Mahmoud, 12 years, is one of the children psychosocial support team met in Madaya. Successfully, Mahmoud overcame his grief and isolation owing to the relentless efforts of PSS. Thanks to the recreational activities conducted by PSS team every Monday, Mahmoud managed… Read More »


Mobile health clinic provides health care services for children in Al-Qaboun


It is not an ice cream truck for the kids in a summer day, but a mobile medical clinic in Al Qaboon where people wait for on pins and needles as they don’t have any public health centers. Ragheb (6 years), was born during the Syrian crisis although, it did not fade his eyes brightness and innocence, as he walks around the clinic joyfully despite the pain and express his feelings: “I have a sore throat”. As hundreds of children and their families today in Rural Damascus, Ragheb relies on mobile clinics to receive free primary health care services, so… Read More »


Reaping the Golden Crop


Held with strong hands, the yellow golden crop along the sprawling meadows are an auspicious indicator of a good harvest season for the farmers, who benefited from the chickpea and fertilizer donation this year. Abu Khaled was among these farmers who harvested his crops in Maf’aleh village – Swaida, and won a good provision of chickpea that matches his family needs and enough extra seeds to plant them next year. 5% of the total Beneficiaries were visited during the post-harvest phase in order to have their production’s quantities evaluated. Therefore, SARC- livelihood teams in Swaida branch concluded the final stage… Read More »


Humanity …. an Identity

Only those in red uniforms could summarize the concept of the humanitarian work…. Young people work day and night, braving many challenges and difficulties in order to reach and help the most vulnerable population as much as possible. They seek the protection of human’s dignity with hearts full of voluntarism spirit that motivates them to exert their best efforts asking nothing in return but drawing a smile on a child’s face whose innocent dreams were shattered by the war as well as assisting people who have lost all. They raise high the banner of humanity as their motto and lend… Read More »


Piece of Paper and a pen


Neither advanced age nor chores could make education an impossible mission for ladies with self-motivation along with encouraging families. Those ladies whose ages range between (25- 65) tuned their time according to school bell of literacy classes which were launched by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC)) and supported by Danish Red Cross (DRC) in a community center in Al-Dwella area in Damascus city. Reem Obeid (55 years old): “I came to know about the center by chance. I thought it is a dispensary, but as soon as I heard about the courses, I had my submission and joineda literacy… Read More »


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