Majid Alasmail, Raqqa branch, Syrian Arab Red crescent

Published: 20 August 2014 14:58 CET

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 more.

I get to work to see volunteers like myself. Some of them are first aiders and have been up all night. Others are like me, they have just arrived to start the day. I start my day by distributing food parcels to needy people and their smiles stay with me all day. They say they pray for me.

I am proud of our Red Cross Red Crescent principles, which I work with to help me to cross frontlines. I am happy to cross frontlines to give food parcels to people who need them. We deal with many groups and many checkpoints, but we keep our neutrality to help everyone.

The saddest thing for me was when we lost a colleague, another volunteer, just a few days ago.

In the end I am happy to be a volunteer and to serve humanity.