SARC Stories

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 »


“Life seems more beautiful through my camera lens”


His glittering eyes and broad smile hide the strong determination of Mohamed (9 y) to be a professional photographer in the future. SARC teams met him and his family in Mohamed Ali Braidy shelter in Hama during a mission of distributing winter items for 314 families there.  They have watched him carrying his camera, observing people and scenes through a lens and asking his friends to smile before taking a photo. He will be a famous photographer as long as SARC volunteers have believed in his talent and motivated him to achieve his dream. It is worth mentioning that the… Read More »


SARC helps Celine have a lively childhood…


Celine a 2-year-old girl had been suffering from a brain tumor since she was 5 months old. Resection was conducted to remove part of the tumor in her brain. The Surgery had side effects and it left Celine diagnosed with Paraperisis, therefore her mother reached out to Al-Bassel hospital in Tartous where they recommended for Celine a standing Table. Consequently, Celine’s mother seeked for assistance from the MIKA team of SARC-HSP who responded immediately and delivered the standing table. Celine was referred to the Child Protection program to follow up her treatment and physiotherapy sessions at Al- Bassel Hospital. The… Read More »


At a very young age, Leen attains her self-fulfillment


Full of energy and enthusiasm, Leen (19 Y) showed splendid brilliance at hairstyle workshop launched by SARC’s community center and supported by Danish Red Cross in Idleb branch. “I have joined the workshop because I need to attain a self-fulfillment and play an active role in my community.” Leen said.  


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