SARC Stories

Mothers trying to find safe place for their children


By Laila Tawakkol Khadeja, 36 years old, fled out with her husband and four children to al-Mallaha area in the eastern countryside of Homs. She  she settled down in wretched mud-made  room with no roof or windows . She had to live in this room since it is better than the empty warehouse that her neighbor has took as a shelter during the displacement trip. Khadeja’s family found this place suitable for them because it is located near  a distribution point supervised by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent where volunteers are working as a hive and distribute relief items including hygiene… Read More »


Mothers Carrying out Humanitarian Duty: Volunteer Ramia AlNabsha


By Sana Tarabishi Ramia AlNabsha was one of the first to volunteer at youth committee in SARC – Aleppo. “With the onset of the current crisis I suffered a lot with the absence of my husband for two years simultaneously with the depletion of basic life essentials during the war. I was lonely and carrying our child. However, my Red Crescent family stood by me and had the greatest role in helping me overcome the crisis. Two years later, there came a relief when my husband came back. We both unfortunately got used to sounds of war. Then I gave birth… Read More »


Mothers Carrying out Humanitarian Duty: Ms. Sumaya AlHamdosh


By Sana Tarabishi Ms. Sumaya AlHamdosh, Head of Nursing Department in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Pediatric Hospital in Aleppo. She started working in the hospital in 1995 and was one of the first to volunteer at SARC – Aleppo in 1998. Since the beginning crisis in Syria 2011, she bore the burden of medical logistics in SARC – Aleppo. She was distinguished with courage and devotion in serving the injured, patients, disabled, and wounded. Sumaya played a leading role in ensuring work continuity of SARC Pediatric Hospital during the exceptional circumstances the country undergoes. Now and after four years of… Read More »


Mothers Carrying out Humanitarian Duty: Volunteer Lina Samra


By Sana Tarabishi Lina Abou Samra, the volunteer, wife and mother, says: “The passed four years of crisis were extremely tough to me as it was to every Syrian.. Long work hours.. Difficulties in providing essential needs.. Lack of services in the city.. but above all, insecurity and the constant fear of the unknown. The one and only thing that made this crisis a beautiful memory was meeting my husband, Ayham, getting married to him and building a family that overcame all the obstacles. Despite how hard it is to live in times of crises, I was able to successfully carry… Read More »


Mothers Carrying out Humanitarian Duty: Razan Agha


By Sana Tarabishi Razan Agha is one of those volunteers. “No one can deny how tough the Syria crisis is in many aspects. We all suffered from it, but my biggest fear was toward my daughter of being unable to provide her the decent life she deserves. I was afraid of running out of children’s medications, milk and food specially when witnessing the sufferings of other women while carrying out relief work. I have always been obsessed with the fact that my daughter along with every kid in this country does not deserve living this way. The biggest difficulty we faced… Read More »


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