Syria

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.
A new environment creates new challenges for psychosocial support specialists
11 July 2014

A new environment creates new challenges for psychosocial support specialists

This psychosocial support centre Dweila, Damascus, first opened in 2008 to help refugees fleeing Iraq. Now, while it still supports Iraqi, Somalia and Palestinian refugees, the centre has seen a big increase of Syrian people needing help.
Helping communities to grow through the crisis in Syria
30 June 2014

Helping communities to grow through the crisis in Syria

“The Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform had a challenge to deliver these materials via roads closed due to fighting while SARC had the possible access,” says Basel Salah Eddin, the project coordinator.
The changes wrought on a Red Crescent branch by an ongoing conflict
23 June 2014

The changes wrought on a Red Crescent branch by an ongoing conflict

Prior to the conflict in Syria, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) was a very different organization with a very different mission.
Building healthier communities in a time of crisis
20 May 2014

Building healthier communities in a time of crisis

Abeer is pleased to be one of the hygiene promotion team: “I enjoy this work; especially I am in direct contact with people who need support
Vaccinating all children across Syria remains a challenge
16 April 2014

Vaccinating all children across Syria remains a challenge

Efforts are underway to provide adequate vaccinations to prevent the rise of polio in Syria.
Families find relief in Damascus, but conflict has long-lasting effects
9 April 2014

Families find relief in Damascus, but conflict has long-lasting effects

Rania al-Boush is 40 years old and is mother to three girls and two boys. In early 2013 she was forced to leave her home in al-Mleha, Rural Damascus and now lives in the Duwaila neighbourhood of Damascus.
Transformation through crisis: how three years has changed the Red Crescent in al-Mayadeen
1 April 2014

Transformation through crisis: how three years has changed the Red Crescent in al-Mayadeen

Al-Mayadeen city is 80km from the Iraqi border. Most people fled here from Deir Ezzor and its eastern areas such as al-Mouhasan village, as well as Aleppo, Homs and ...
SARC supporting families torn apart by violence in Syria
19 February 2014

SARC supporting families torn apart by violence in Syria

Two girls undertook the perilous journey out of a city under siege.
Aid and evacuation operations reach communities in Yarmouk camp and Homs
10 February 2014

Aid and evacuation operations reach communities in Yarmouk camp and Homs

The offices at the headquarters of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been a hive of activity over recent days as volunteers prepare for a number of vital missions.
Syrian displaced living on the edge
31 January 2014

Syrian displaced living on the edge

In this part of the world – about 10km from Adra city, in al-Duwair area – a small camp has became a home for 2,450 people, around 500 families, after their displacement from Adra city.
Syria: Concern for civilians forced to flee their homes in Adra
27 January 2014

Syria: Concern for civilians forced to flee their homes in Adra

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) remains deeply concerned about the plight of Adra residents displaced due to fighting in the area.
Humanity is fundamental for health volunteers in Syria
6 January 2014

Humanity is fundamental for health volunteers in Syria

Volunteers in Syria are providing first aid and other health support in the most challenging circumstances.
Polio vaccination campaign continues through Syrian snow storms
23 December 2013

Polio vaccination campaign continues through Syrian snow storms

Ten SARC volunteers began a two day operation on the 14 December to the hot areas of Deir Ezzor – besieged for 18 months – and reached most of the children with polio vaccines.
Campaign to protect thousands of children from polio in Syria
27 November 2013

Campaign to protect thousands of children from polio in Syria

A paper sent from the school to Naya’s mother says: “Just to be informed that next week we will vaccinate your child for Polio.”
In pictures - Polio campaign in Syria

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