The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Holds the General Assembly Meeting with the Aim of Levelling-up Work Quality among the Branch
On Wednesday, 19 May 2021, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Organisation held its general assembly meeting which was initiated with a speech of the Organisation President, Eng. Khaled Hboubati. The meeting was attended by the branches boards’ members and the HQ administration aiming at discussing the most prominent challenges that face the humanitarian work and proposition of solutions and approaches to level-up the work quality and coordination among branches.
“We have always expected the gigantic efforts of our volunteers and employees who shall work with the utmost capacities to meet the needs of the most vulnerable overall Syria. Thanks to their efforts, we reached more than 6 million people during 2020.”
Coronavirus – an Added Challenge
Besides the obligation to meet the increasing humanitarian needs, the response to the Coronavirus Pandemic is still a top priority. The Red Crescent teams seek effortlessly to meet them in their best capacities available through raising the health awareness and amassing the medical response.
“It is not only that we have fears for ourselves and our beloved people! Serious shortage of the protective equipment and delay of field activities are only a few factors which largely affect the humanitarian response in view of Coronavirus.”
Recovery is Incomplete without Alleviation of Everybody’s Suffering
Despite the start of the recovery phase and restoration of stability in most of the Syrian lands, the north-eastern regions in Syria still have a suffocating humanitarian crises. This made meeting the basic needs a luxury hard-to-reach for many families. This is what SARC is working to provide today.
“The dangers encountered by our volunteers over a decade of agony in our country did not take a new form during their response in Hasaka which suffers lack of security and stability in addition to the repetitive water interruption that affects all life aspects there.”
A Decade of the Humanitarian Emergency Response
Since the beginning of the Syrian crises, tens of thousands of Syrian were compelled to leave their houses seeking safety accompanied with only a few of their luggage believing that this will not take long to return. Today, they are living in inadequate sheltering centers and miss the least basic living conditions, which SARC is doing its best to improve it.
“The hope to return to their homes is the most valuable thing owned by those who were compelled to depart their houses. Living in a camp is unstable. When they are back, they find us waiting for them, helping them resurrect their lives back.”
Accomplishments and Learned Lessons
The most prominent findings of the meeting: the Administrative Report of 2020, Accounts Audit Report, endorsement of the Closing Account of the Fiscal Year, endorsement of the Approximate Financial Budget Proposal of 2021, election of an accounts audit (Samman Company and Partners), and Clearance of Board Members. The meeting had a video presentation summarizing the most significant services provided by the Organisation during 2020.