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

Published: 18 August 2014 15:38 CET

I am the father of two children. I was working as a teacher in Hasakeh governorate schools.

I first started volunteering with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent 10 years ago. The general conditions at that time were safe. Now, however, the danger we are exposed to in the field as a result of current events is a challenge for us.

Nevertheless, our commitment and belief in what we are doing and the Red Cross Red Crescent principles that guide us mean we work together for humanity to help people everywhere.

Particularly, I see this through my work with the psycho-social support committee at Red Crescent Hasakeh branch. This work is an opportunity for me to reach and help the more vulnerable people, such as women and children with special needs, or those who have been forced to flee their homes and live far away from their families.