SARC Stories

Um Raghad is an example of determined and patient women

In Al-Mshairfeh village in Rural Jableh, Um Raghad (32 y), lives with her six daughters -four of them are handicapped. Her husband passed away a few years ago leaving the family under difficult living conditions. The mother patiently looks after the girls and dedicate huge efforts to have them straight-A students at their school. The mother welcomed SARC volunteers with an unexpected warm smile at her small house, with a balcony viewing to the mountain, where she can have some rest. Welcoming SARC’s Hygiene promotion volunteers, she insisted to serve them some hot tea. “For your visit warms my heart,… Read More »


Qais regain his right in playing

With an innocent childish features and warm smile that broke the winter cold, Qais Express his joy with his portion of winter clothes, Which Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers surprised him with it in the distribution Center in Izraa city. “i wasnt able to play with my friends, because my old shoes didnt fit my feet, and the cold prevented me from leaving the House,” a few words describes the suffering of an eight years old boy When he was watching his friends playing, his family Financial situation do not always allow him to get what he want from clothes,… Read More »


Livelihood initiatives in Zabadani


In the most tranquil lane in Zabadani you need only to follow the hammer sound to reach Mr. Ahmad Knaish at his small productive and well-organized workshop. On the way to that shop, you will get sight of unforgettable visual scenes, among them the livelihood projects launched to encourage the local townspeople to return home and regain their lives there. As soon as you reach Ahmad’s workshop, you will discover that the 54 years old man is highly professional in repairing domestic ovens. Ahmad, whose difficult circumstances were his pure motivation to return, said: “I have come back home and… Read More »


Warm reunion reveals the agony of absence


Elaf (means affinity) restored the deep meaning of her name as she reunited with her family Only a heart-warming family cuddle could express a yearning that was too deep to be uttered in words. At Kassab border point, in Lattakia, waiting-time was over and the dream came true because SARC and ICRC managed to fulfill a humanitarian mission under Restoring Family Link Program. On the reunion day- Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018- The whole family of Elaf stood together waiting for her arrival. Her father has just hoped her to return in a healthy state, while her siblings kept mentioning her… Read More »


Um Waleed will be always remembered for her spirit of giving


You just need to cast a small eye to Um Waleed (70 y) to recognize the amount of misery she has suffered and the amount of giving she has provided as well throughout her life. The misery is quite clear with her heavy footsteps and the traces of the wool threads that seem mingled with her hand’s lines, while giving is evidenced by the sum of money she slipped in the donation box allocated by SARC’s Swaida branch to help people in need. The great woman has dedicated her whole life for her 7 children and for people in need… Read More »


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