Syria

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.”
Helping to plug the medicine gap in Syria
1 November 2013

Helping to plug the medicine gap in Syria

Paying for medicines and medical treatment has become one of the most difficult issues that Syrians face since the crisis began. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is trying to ease the situation, with the support of the IFRC.
Psychosocial support in Syria: helping young and old alike
25 October 2013

SARC providing psychosocial support across the generations

When you enter the Red Crescent’s centre for psychosocial support in Damascus, you’re in for a surprise.
The long journey of a Syrian food parcel
7 October 2013

The long journey of a Syrian food parcel

The food parcels have already made a long journey. When funding becomes available, the lengthy procedure starts with a request from Syria. The main challenge is the gap between the massive needs on the ground and the limited funding available.
Supporting children in Syria to return to school
2 October 2013

Supporting children in Syria to return to school

The story of a disrupted education is a common one, but parents in Syria know the value of education for their children’s future. The Netherlands Red Cross has donated 2,464 school kits to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and they have just reached Syria.
Medicine, understanding and an opportunity to play
26 September 2013

Medicine, understanding and an opportunity to play

20km from Damascus, a mobile health unit is proving to be a lifeline for those displaced by violence.
In pictures - Polio campaign in Syria

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