On 24 April 2012, Mohammed Khadra, a Syrian Arab Red Crescent first aid volunteer was killed while working to save the lives of others in Douma, near Damascus. The circumstances of his death are still unclear but the IFRC is calling on all those involved in violence in Syria to respect the humanitarian mission of the National Society and ensure the safety and security of all Red Crescent volunteers and staff as they deliver their services.
In a message of support to the president of Syrian Arab Red Crescent, IFRC President Tadateru Konoé and Secretary General Bekele Geleta have expressed their continued concern about attacks on Red Crescent volunteers and staff. The said the IFRC was committed to supporting the National Society as it undertakes essential humanitarian relief.
Over the last year, staff and volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society have played a vital role assisting the injured and supporting those affected by violence with food parcels, hygiene packs and provisions for children.