SARC Stories

Humanity in sight of the community culture will rebuild our country Syria


In his point of view, Mouhanad (29) considers that the Humanitarian work is not limited to providing a material assistant, but it extends to be a community culture where work is entwined with personal life. He, who volunteered at the relief and distribution team of SARC – Tartous branch in 2014, puts his voluntary work as the first priority in shades of a humanitarian crisis and dire needs. The crisis in Syria has tough impacts over Mouhand’s life as it forced him to leave his home in Tabaqa – Raqa city- and held up his MA education in economics and commerce. However, he believes that with… Read More »


Future maybe caught in circumstances, but the present is in our hand


For Ayala (22) the concept of humanity boils down to a quotation said by Gibran Khalil Gibran: “The tribune of humanity is in its silent heart, never its talkative mind”. She believes that a humanitarian work is carried out far from personal interest or waiting for a reward. A year and a half ago, Ayla has volunteered in first aid squads of SARC – Homs branch. She is a student in Architecture engineering and she almost could excel in her college were it not for the crisis, which has affected many aspects of her life and made her to step forward with no plans… Read More »


Amira and Sahar are friends for best and worst moments


Amira (40) believed that “Dreams couldn’t be achieved through making wishes. Only determination can make it”. She knew how to make living amidst tough circumstances when her husband passed away leaving her alone with many children. Amira invested her talent in sewing along with her neighbor, Sahar, whose husband had a critical health condition, also has suffered similar circumstances and decided to light a candle better than to curse the darkness. The two women applied for SARC’s livelihood grants and received sewing machines, after an assessment process ensured their ability to manage a small business project. SARC team follow up… Read More »


SARC’s relief aid is in people’s memory all over Syria


In Al Sham Btjma’ana festival, where SARC has its participation in the volunteering village, Waleed spotted SARC’s location from afar and eagerly raised his small hand asking his mother to take him there. As soon as he approached SARC volunteers, Waleed started talking to them, telling memorable stories about his lovely experience with them and how they helped him everywhere, whether in his own city Deir Ezzour or in Eish Al-Warwar town in Rural Damascus, where he moved and resided with his family. “Today, I am strong, thanks to your help” He said. Waleed talked about SARC malnutrition team’s visits… Read More »


Saaer enjoys the result of his work and achieves self-sustainment


For Saaer, the grant of winter seeds which he got from the Syrian Red Crescent’s livelihood project wasn’t just a source of income but with good management and good care of the plants, 35-year-old Saaer managed to create a balance between letting that grant from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies become an income source for his family that lives in Hay Al Manazel Village in rural Idlib and achieving self-sustainment. Saaer and his wife are no longer buying vegetables from the market since they use some of their planted crops (lettuce, spinach, chard, bean, chickpea,… Read More »


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