Syria

14 October 2014

Inside the warehouses getting aid across Syria

In the Syrian coastal town of Tartous sit two huge warehouses. These are the main entry point for all Red Cross Red Crescent goods coming into Syria
Bringing healthcare right into the community
4 September 2014

Bringing healthcare right into the community

When the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Mobile Health Unit arrives in Ghuzlaniyah, children run around the vehicle greeting the volunteers with shouts of pleasure. Men and women from the neighbourhood, situated 20 kilometres east of Damascus, start to form queu
Health, water and the increasing threat of disease
22 August 2014

Health, water and the increasing threat of disease

Sulaf, 15, and her 7-year-old sister Hiba are waiting their turn at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s children clinic in Dwailaa areas, Rural Damascus
Majid Alasmail, Raqqa branch, Syrian Arab Red crescent
20 August 2014

Majid Alasmail, Raqqa branch, Syrian Arab Red crescent

Everyday I wake up in the morning and I go to work with hope, to see people around me. When I hear their feedback about my work it encourages me to do ...
Husam al-Aswad, Daraa Branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
20 August 2014

Husam al-Aswad, Daraa Branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

My job is to help affected people by the conflict - children, adolescents and older people. I work with the psycho-social support team.
Ibrahim Fadel, Aleppo branch Syrian Arab Red Crescent
20 August 2014

Ibrahim Fadel, Aleppo branch Syrian Arab Red Crescent

The crisis in Aleppo city has been the main motivation driving my colleagues and me - the field intervention team - to keep carrying out daily missions for more than two years.
Drought exhausts affected  communities in Syria
19 August 2014

Drought exhausts affected communities in Syria

“The drought will place further strain on communities who have already largely exhausted their resources. With low levels of income, purchasing power decreases
Ahmad al-Hannoun, 24 years old, Dier Ezzor branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Ahmad al-Hannoun, 24 years old, Dier Ezzor branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

I have been volunteering with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Deir Ezzor branch since the end of 2007.
Ahmad Shihab, Information officer, Quneitra branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Ahmad Shihab, Information officer, Quneitra branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

I have been a volunteer with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Quneitra branch for five years.
Manar al-Sayed Darra, Idleb branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Manar al-Sayed Darra, Idleb branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

I decided to join the Syrian Arab Red Crescent(SARC) Idleb branch when I saw one of SARC volunteers taking an injured person to hospital. The work he did inspired me to join and to become a volunteer.
Samia Al Bish, Damascus branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Samia Al Bish, Damascus branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

I am a first-aider and a first aid trainer. I’m also a Media graduate, and the founder of the Al Bish Swimming School and the General Secretary of the Syrian Lifesaving Committee.
Amjad Hamza, Sweida Branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Amjad Hamza, Sweida Branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

My name is Amjad Hamza. I have a degree in Economics , and my major is Banks and Insurance. Now I'm a first-year Master of Business Administration student. I've been a volunteer in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent since 2005.
Volunteer Muhannad Faour, Relief Department, Hama Branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Volunteer Muhannad Faour, Relief Department, Hama Branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

Here at Hama branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), amongst the hustle and bustle of work, I have been talking with my colleagues about what it means to be a volunteer.
Volunteer, Saed al-Khaled, Hasakeh branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
18 August 2014

Volunteer, Saed al-Khaled, Hasakeh branch, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

I am the father of two children. I was working as a teacher in Hasakeh governorate schools.
A lack of water and sanitation in displaced communities leads to a rise in communicable diseases
24 July 2014

A lack of water and sanitation in displaced communities leads to a rise in communicable diseases

Polluted water supplies, hot weather and serious water shortages are bringing the threat of disease to vulnerable communities in Syria.
In pictures - Polio campaign in Syria

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