SARC Stories

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 »


New hope shines in Maria’s life

Thanks to SARc, Maria “13 years” overcomes all faced obstacles and managed to learn drawing and knitting. The child, who was born deaf, joined a wool knitting course organized by SARC -PSS team in Al Tall area. These kind of courses help those children to integrate with their children peers, and provide them with matching needs


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 »


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