In a statement on his fifth trip to Syria, Mr. Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), wrote:
“I was impressed by the dedication of thousands of the volunteers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) who work with us to help people in need. Together with the SARC, we are ready to boost our neutral humanitarian operations, we are ready to increase the delivery of vital aid.”
During the trip Mr. Maurer visited many projects that implemented by SARC in cooperation with ICRC in Al-Tall, Al-Dumyer, Ein Elfiejeh and Al-Zabadani in Rural Damascus.
Mr. Khaled Hbubati, president of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, met Mr. Maurer and they both confirmed the importance of the cooperation between SARC & ICRC in order to reach and help the most vulnerable people.
In this trip Mr. Maurer had the opportunity to meet and hear directly from people trying to survive under extremely difficult circumstances.