SARC Stories

A sheltering Story


Fatima, a mother of three, was forced out her home three years ago. A year and half has passed since she sheltered in one of the collective shelters in Aleppo. She depends on selling simple items to make a living as she has no breadwinner and her oldest child is only fifteen. Fatima was sheltering with her mother, children and her brother’s family, which consist of 5 individuals, in one room with plastic insulators. Sheltering team of SARC – Aleppo stepped up for them. The team assembled a room for her and her mother and children to provide more privacy… Read More »


A Story Between Difficulty of Travelling and Amputation Suffering


During the current crisis, some people lost their lower or upper limbs ; either they had an injury or their illness developed to the extent that they lost one of their limbs. On  April 2014, the Disaster management committee of SARC- Homs branch  insisted on forming a PWSN team. The team’s basic mission, which is done by some doctors and volunteers of the health awareness team, was to do a health survey and an assessment for the disabled people and to provide them by the necessary needs according to the survey and assessment data. Some cases needed follow up observation, so… Read More »


Mothers trying to find safe place for their children


By Laila Tawakkol Khadeja, 36 years old, fled out with her husband and four children to al-Mallaha area in the eastern countryside of Homs. She  she settled down in wretched mud-made  room with no roof or windows . She had to live in this room since it is better than the empty warehouse that her neighbor has took as a shelter during the displacement trip. Khadeja’s family found this place suitable for them because it is located near  a distribution point supervised by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent where volunteers are working as a hive and distribute relief items including hygiene… Read More »


Mothers Carrying out Humanitarian Duty: Volunteer Ramia AlNabsha


By Sana Tarabishi Ramia AlNabsha was one of the first to volunteer at youth committee in SARC – Aleppo. “With the onset of the current crisis I suffered a lot with the absence of my husband for two years simultaneously with the depletion of basic life essentials during the war. I was lonely and carrying our child. However, my Red Crescent family stood by me and had the greatest role in helping me overcome the crisis. Two years later, there came a relief when my husband came back. We both unfortunately got used to sounds of war. Then I gave birth… Read More »


Mothers Carrying out Humanitarian Duty: Ms. Sumaya AlHamdosh


By Sana Tarabishi Ms. Sumaya AlHamdosh, Head of Nursing Department in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Pediatric Hospital in Aleppo. She started working in the hospital in 1995 and was one of the first to volunteer at SARC – Aleppo in 1998. Since the beginning crisis in Syria 2011, she bore the burden of medical logistics in SARC – Aleppo. She was distinguished with courage and devotion in serving the injured, patients, disabled, and wounded. Sumaya played a leading role in ensuring work continuity of SARC Pediatric Hospital during the exceptional circumstances the country undergoes. Now and after four years of… Read More »


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