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    By Sana Tarabishi Razan Agha is one of those volunteers. “No one can deny how tough the Syria crisis is in many aspects. We all suffered from it, but my biggest fear was toward my daughter of being unable to provide her the decent life she deserves. I was afraid of running out of children’s medications, milk and food specially when witnessing the sufferings of other women while carrying out relief work. I have always been obsessed with the fact that my daughter along with every kid in this country does not deserve living this way. The biggest difficulty we faced… Read More »

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    By Sana Tarabishi Lina Abou Samra, the volunteer, wife and mother, says: “The passed four years of crisis were extremely tough to me as it was to every Syrian.. Long work hours.. Difficulties in providing essential needs.. Lack of services in the city.. but above all, insecurity and the constant fear of the unknown. The one and only thing that made this crisis a beautiful memory was meeting my husband, Ayham, getting married to him and building a family that overcame all the obstacles. Despite how hard it is to live in times of crises, I was able to successfully carry… Read More »

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    By Sana Tarabishi Ms. Sumaya AlHamdosh, Head of Nursing Department in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Pediatric Hospital in Aleppo. She started working in the hospital in 1995 and was one of the first to volunteer at SARC – Aleppo in 1998. Since the beginning crisis in Syria 2011, she bore the burden of medical logistics in SARC – Aleppo. She was distinguished with courage and devotion in serving the injured, patients, disabled, and wounded. Sumaya played a leading role in ensuring work continuity of SARC Pediatric Hospital during the exceptional circumstances the country undergoes. Now and after four years of… Read More »

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    By Sana Tarabishi Ramia AlNabsha was one of the first to volunteer at youth committee in SARC – Aleppo. “With the onset of the current crisis I suffered a lot with the absence of my husband for two years simultaneously with the depletion of basic life essentials during the war. I was lonely and carrying our child. However, my Red Crescent family stood by me and had the greatest role in helping me overcome the crisis. Two years later, there came a relief when my husband came back. We both unfortunately got used to sounds of war. Then I gave birth… Read More »

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    By Laila Tawakkol Khadeja, 36 years old, fled out with her husband and four children to al-Mallaha area in the eastern countryside of Homs. She  she settled down in wretched mud-made  room with no roof or windows . She had to live in this room since it is better than the empty warehouse that her neighbor has took as a shelter during the displacement trip. Khadeja’s family found this place suitable for them because it is located near  a distribution point supervised by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent where volunteers are working as a hive and distribute relief items including hygiene… Read More »

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    During the current crisis, some people lost their lower or upper limbs ; either they had an injury or their illness developed to the extent that they lost one of their limbs. On  April 2014, the Disaster management committee of SARC- Homs branch  insisted on forming a PWSN team. The team’s basic mission, which is done by some doctors and volunteers of the health awareness team, was to do a health survey and an assessment for the disabled people and to provide them by the necessary needs according to the survey and assessment data. Some cases needed follow up observation, so… Read More »

    The post A Story Between Difficulty of Travelling and Amputation Suffering appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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  • 11/14/15--23:55: A sheltering Story
  • Fatima, a mother of three, was forced out her home three years ago. A year and half has passed since she sheltered in one of the collective shelters in Aleppo. She depends on selling simple items to make a living as she has no breadwinner and her oldest child is only fifteen. Fatima was sheltering with her mother, children and her brother’s family, which consist of 5 individuals, in one room with plastic insulators. Sheltering team of SARC – Aleppo stepped up for them. The team assembled a room for her and her mother and children to provide more privacy… Read More »

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    Thanks to SARc, Maria “13 years” overcomes all faced obstacles and managed to learn drawing and knitting. The child, who was born deaf, joined a wool knitting course organized by SARC -PSS team in Al Tall area. These kind of courses help those children to integrate with their children peers, and provide them with matching needs

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  • 07/23/17--05:50: Piece of Paper and a pen
  • Neither advanced age nor chores could make education an impossible mission for ladies with self-motivation along with encouraging families. Those ladies whose ages range between (25- 65) tuned their time according to school bell of literacy classes which were launched by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC)) and supported by Danish Red Cross (DRC) in a community center in Al-Dwella area in Damascus city. Reem Obeid (55 years old): “I came to know about the center by chance. I thought it is a dispensary, but as soon as I heard about the courses, I had my submission and joineda literacy… Read More »

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  • 08/19/17--06:39: Humanity …. an Identity
  • Only those in red uniforms could summarize the concept of the humanitarian work…. Young people work day and night, braving many challenges and difficulties in order to reach and help the most vulnerable population as much as possible. They seek the protection of human’s dignity with hearts full of voluntarism spirit that motivates them to exert their best efforts asking nothing in return but drawing a smile on a child’s face whose innocent dreams were shattered by the war as well as assisting people who have lost all. They raise high the banner of humanity as their motto and lend… Read More »

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  • 08/21/17--11:38: Reaping the Golden Crop
  • Held with strong hands, the yellow golden crop along the sprawling meadows are an auspicious indicator of a good harvest season for the farmers, who benefited from the chickpea and fertilizer donation this year. Abu Khaled was among these farmers who harvested his crops in Maf’aleh village – Swaida, and won a good provision of chickpea that matches his family needs and enough extra seeds to plant them next year. 5% of the total Beneficiaries were visited during the post-harvest phase in order to have their production’s quantities evaluated. Therefore, SARC- livelihood teams in Swaida branch concluded the final stage… Read More »

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    It is not an ice cream truck for the kids in a summer day, but a mobile medical clinic in Al Qaboon where people wait for on pins and needles as they don’t have any public health centers. Ragheb (6 years), was born during the Syrian crisis although, it did not fade his eyes brightness and innocence, as he walks around the clinic joyfully despite the pain and express his feelings: “I have a sore throat”. As hundreds of children and their families today in Rural Damascus, Ragheb relies on mobile clinics to receive free primary health care services, so… Read More »

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    What is your dream? This simple question has been enough to strike up a long heartfelt dialogue with a child who has witnessed a lot of tragedies during the Syrian crisis, yet those calamities were not able to strip him of his dream. Being a volunteer doctor in the service of humanity in Syrian Arab Red Crescent is Mahmoud’s genuine dream. Mahmoud, 12 years, is one of the children psychosocial support team met in Madaya. Successfully, Mahmoud overcame his grief and isolation owing to the relentless efforts of PSS. Thanks to the recreational activities conducted by PSS team every Monday, Mahmoud managed… Read More »

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    Behind This beautiful smile hide six months of treatment that could be only realized by those who know baby Muneer. On his first visit to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) malnutrition clinic in Al-Tall, Rural Damascus, he was diagnosed with acute malnutrition according to all medical checkup criterion. The five months baby was so fragile and weighed just over 2 kilograms- less than his own birth weight. The baby was unable to sit or hold up his head without the help of his mother, who wasn’t aware that her baby is severely weak, exhausted and worryingly thin. She had… Read More »

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  • 11/27/17--03:30: First Step
  • Despite being handicapped for a decade and a half, Muhamed (36 years old) has deeply believed that it couldn’t affect his identity nor his potential abilities. When his leg was surgically amputated due to a complicated disease, he lost his dreams and ambitions as he became totally dependent on his parents who had to support him along with his family. With eyes full of tears and a heartbreak he remembered once he was unable to afford his four children needs or hold his day to day responsibilities as a father, the matter which provoked him to adopt his friend’s advice… Read More »

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    The blankets distributed to the people in Al-Tadreeb Al-Jaameh shelter in Dumair , Rural Damascus  were more than warm coverings as Um Hammad managed to turn it into winter clothes using a needle and thread and her talent in sewing. In the shelter, Um Hammad used the blankets provided by SARC to make a dress for a child and a cloak for an old man there in order to feel warm during the harsh cold winter with the least affordable costs. Um Hammad is one example of hundreds of Syrian women who have overcome and coped with life amid difficult… Read More »

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    A strong will and determination that what have helped Nour (8 years) to fight the blood cancer that consumed her slim body. She is a daughter of a physically handicapped father, who cannot move but still embrace his children. She has one brother who is mentally challenged, while his, while his mother has spread all the possible tenderness have worked hard to support her family. The strong friendship between Nour and SARC volunteers has encouraged her to grab the opportunity during winter clothes distribution and invite them at home. The accepted her invitation and paid her a visit to find out that she lives in a… Read More »

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    Emilda, 8, likes to come to the community centre in Al-Ghizlanieh,  Rural Damascus, to do her homework. “Here I can study better. Even my teachers at school have noticed that, she says. Five years ago, Emilda had to leave her home in Al-Thiablieh in Rural Damascus due to the difficult situation there. During the years, she has been coming to the centre. Emilda’s dream is to become a lawyer. She would also like to help people to get better housing in the future. This project is supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies  

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  • 02/11/18--07:22: A wannabe volunteer 
  •  Taim was watching the dermatologist with his beautiful hazel eyes while she was examing his hands carefully. Suddenly a rash appears on his hands, so the 5 years old boy and his father went to SARC’s Medical center at Al-Othman. He promised that he will follow the instructions and use the prescribed ointment and soap as the doctor said. “When I become big, I want to join SARC psychosocial support team and I want to help those children who feel sad and lonely. I will tell them nice stories that make them smile” Taim said.  

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  • 02/12/18--08:28: The Tree of Wishes
  • “I like to come to the community centre and attend all activities to win gifts”, says Hala, 8. One of her favorite activities at Al-Ghizlanieh community centre, in Rural Damascus, is the Tree of Wishes. Hala hangs her wish on the branches: “I have many wishes, for example I want to become lawyer when I grow up.” The Tree of Wishes gives the children an opportunity to express their hopes somewhere. “At least, I can hang my wishes here, on the branches of the tree,” Hala says.

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