SARC Stories

Mother’s compassion illuminates the deep darkness

Despite all sorrows she had witnessed, war could not put out the glitter in her hazel eyes, where Alaa had to leave her home in Al-Hajar Al-Assoad to save her five children, and her motherhood feeling to save anything else from their belonging.  She says as a mother: “we had a House and our own stuff, whereas now we only have each other and that’s all that matters.” The 30-year-old lived two displacements experience with her family, first one to Quneitra, while the second to Jdaedet Al-Fadel in rural Damascus where she is living a skeleton-building for the last three… Read More »


Far by distances, close by maternal love

Distances mean nothing to her. She does not care for the cruelty of expatriation as she knows how to handle the feelings of missing her sons staying abroad. Om Shadi makes candles and accessories and sends them to her daughters abroad to throw some colorful lights on their dark nights and a decoration embrace and accompany their beautiful occasions. Om Shadi learned the principles of these crafts while participating in vocational training courses held by SARC Branch in Swaida. She began adding her taste and artistic touch alongside a lot of love to what her products that became another type… Read More »


“I shall be a SARC volunteer”


Arabic language is Sara’s favorite subject at school, thanks to SARC volunteers. From the beginning of school, Sara, 9, started to come to the Al-Ghizlanieh community centre in Rural Damascus. She enjoys all activities, especially handicrafts. Red is Sara’s favorite color, because it is the color of the Red Crescent. “I keep coming here, and in the future, I want to help little children like SARC volunteers do,” she explains. “My mother likes to take my brothers and me also to the SARC clinics if we need to meet a doctor”.


Food parcel helps family to survive


Khaled understands that the food parcel from SARC helps his family to survive. “When SARC gives food to my family, we have money for other needs”. Khaled started to come to the Al-Ghizlanieh community centre in Rural Damascus a year ago to study and enjoy other activities. “I like studying here especially when preparing for exams. I have excellent degrees, and I have also overcome my problem in reading” He says. this community centre is supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.


Eng. Khaled Hboubati discusses potential collaboration with humanitarian partners in Berlin  


Eng. Khaled Hboubati, Syrian Arab Red Crescent President, and accompanied delegation met with Ms. Gerda Hasselfeldt, German Red Cross president, during their two-day visit to Berlin on 12-14/2/2018. During the meeting, Eng. Khaled Hboubati discussed ways of cooperation regarding the humanitarian situations in Syria. They also explored means of support that could be provided to SARC in order to go on its response to the most vulnerable people.


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