SARC Stories

First Step


Despite being handicapped for a decade and a half, Muhamed (36 years old) has deeply believed that it couldn’t affect his identity nor his potential abilities. When his leg was surgically amputated due to a complicated disease, he lost his dreams and ambitions as he became totally dependent on his parents who had to support him along with his family. With eyes full of tears and a heartbreak he remembered once he was unable to afford his four children needs or hold his day to day responsibilities as a father, the matter which provoked him to adopt his friend’s advice… Read More »


Six Months Trip ended up with a Brilliant Smile

Behind This beautiful smile hide six months of treatment that could be only realized by those who know baby Muneer. On his first visit to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) malnutrition clinic in Al-Tall, Rural Damascus, he was diagnosed with acute malnutrition according to all medical checkup criterion. The five months baby was so fragile and weighed just over 2 kilograms- less than his own birth weight. The baby was unable to sit or hold up his head without the help of his mother, who wasn’t aware that her baby is severely weak, exhausted and worryingly thin. She had… Read More »


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 »


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