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    Dialysis clinics in SARC Medical center in Al-Othman receive about 40 patients daily. Some of them do a renal dialysis more than once a week. Mona (46 years) visits the clinics twice a week. “I suddenly felt exhausted and came to this center. The doctor requested some x-rays and medical analysis that showed an atrophy in my kidneys. Therefore, I have started to go renal dialysis since April 2017. I told all my family members about the specialized medical care and the high-level interest provided by SARC teams” She said.  

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    Eng. Khaled Hboubati, Syrian Arab Red Crescent President, and accompanied delegation met with Ms. Gerda Hasselfeldt, German Red Cross president, during their two-day visit to Berlin on 12-14/2/2018. During the meeting, Eng. Khaled Hboubati discussed ways of cooperation regarding the humanitarian situations in Syria. They also explored means of support that could be provided to SARC in order to go on its response to the most vulnerable people.

    The post Eng. Khaled Hboubati discusses potential collaboration with humanitarian partners in Berlin   appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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    Khaled understands that the food parcel from SARC helps his family to survive. “When SARC gives food to my family, we have money for other needs”. Khaled started to come to the Al-Ghizlanieh community centre in Rural Damascus a year ago to study and enjoy other activities. “I like studying here especially when preparing for exams. I have excellent degrees, and I have also overcome my problem in reading” He says. this community centre is supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

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    Arabic language is Sara’s favorite subject at school, thanks to SARC volunteers. From the beginning of school, Sara, 9, started to come to the Al-Ghizlanieh community centre in Rural Damascus. She enjoys all activities, especially handicrafts. Red is Sara’s favorite color, because it is the color of the Red Crescent. “I keep coming here, and in the future, I want to help little children like SARC volunteers do,” she explains. “My mother likes to take my brothers and me also to the SARC clinics if we need to meet a doctor”.

    The post “I shall be a SARC volunteer” appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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    Distances mean nothing to her. She does not care for the cruelty of expatriation as she knows how to handle the feelings of missing her sons staying abroad. Om Shadi makes candles and accessories and sends them to her daughters abroad to throw some colorful lights on their dark nights and a decoration embrace and accompany their beautiful occasions. Om Shadi learned the principles of these crafts while participating in vocational training courses held by SARC Branch in Swaida. She began adding her taste and artistic touch alongside a lot of love to what her products that became another type… Read More »

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    Despite all sorrows she had witnessed, war could not put out the glitter in her hazel eyes, where Alaa had to leave her home in Al-Hajar Al-Assoad to save her five children, and her motherhood feeling to save anything else from their belonging.  She says as a mother: “we had a House and our own stuff, whereas now we only have each other and that’s all that matters.” The 30-year-old lived two displacements experience with her family, first one to Quneitra, while the second to Jdaedet Al-Fadel in rural Damascus where she is living a skeleton-building for the last three… Read More »

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      The mother has determination and faith beyond human ability to endure difficulties and sorrows. Um Sa’ad overcame the bitterness of the three siege years patiently and persistently derived during her 50 years of life confident that tomorrow will gather her with her husband and four sons living in Damascus. She gazes in their photos which filled the walls of her house every day and night with her eyes full of tears with sorrow on their leave. Since she is living alone; she used to have lots of extra food over her needs that SARC volunteers use to bring when… Read More »

    The post Losing loved ones is peculiar but Mother’s patience is homeland appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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    The crisis has changed the immoderate life of Om Abdul AlGhaffar and has left her in front of two choices, either to surrender to her difficult circumstances or to confront life with determination and confidence. The second choice stood up for a mother who is used to be the core of power to her children. Om Abdul AlGhaffar found by joining the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organization in Daraa branch the support at various levels especially on the personal level, where the work granted her the ability to adapt to reality changes so that she could be an example to… Read More »

    The post The Motherhood options are based on the value and the power of giving appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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  • 03/21/18--08:43: Mothers shall never lose
  • Behind this machine, time stops being slow and accelerates as Mrs. Hamida starts sewing whatever she deems appropriate from clothes to pillows and coverings to meet her clients tastes and to gain an income to provide for her family. Hamida says: “Raising 5 kids is not easy especially that I lost my husband and my house. I had to start from scratch and be strong for my kids. Life shall continue regardless of all these loses”. In fact, the life of this Syrian mother in a better way after she intended to work on a sewing machine provided by SARC… Read More »

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    Nine months were enough to reignite the passion of fashion design in Izdehar, after she got a sewing machine from SARC Branch in Aleppo. It was a moment of her take off and start production, as the crises left her alone without a provider, and she has to raise her kids by her own, Izdehar is optimistic who talks about tomorrow in confidence saying: “my sewing project will grow and succeed and I will teach other women to participate in my production, the past and its pains are over, but the future is still to come.

    The post Izdehar grants tomorrow a share of her name appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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    The cruelty of time couldn’t hide the smile you get from her when you come to taste her backed pies, which provide an honorable life for three children and a sick husband. Om Ali holds the heavy responsibility of providing all the needs of her family depending on what she makes of Tanour bread and different pastries, which she started to make and sell at the roadside to manage to rent a simple place and turn it to a bakery visited by her clients, years later. While her sons rely on their mother’s toughness and strength, she in turn relies… Read More »

    The post The image of honorable living and strong supporter – Om Ali appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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    Seven years ago, the life of Om Mouhammad and her family changed because of the crisis. She had to leave her home in Hasaka, carrying the burden of providing the needs of her children and caring for them. A mission, in which SARC in Swaida helped her to achieve by providing healthcare for them via the mobile clinic visiting their current place of residence regularly.

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    Those who is acquainted with Om Mouhammad, knew very well how much she is related to the land. She described the agony of losing her husband and two sons saying: “roses of the garden wilted mourning their absence”. Even that some people went even further in confirming the solid strong relation between Om Mouhammad and the land by saying that she resembles the always generous olive tree, that even when the wind would bend its branches, it will remain deeply rooted and standing proudly. SARC’s project for home gardens in Qunaitera provided seeds and tools for beneficiaries. It was an… Read More »

    The post A mother from Qunaitera represents the rooted relation between the mother and the land appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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    In a wooden room built by SARC volunteers in Ad-Dwair sheltering center, Yazan (31) resides along with his family. “The relation that we have with SARC volunteers is similar to familial relations. This relation was created in hard times where they stood beside us like our family. When we were in Eastern Ghouta, they used to visit us carrying medical supplies and food, and even when we left our homes under fearsome and worries, they were the first to welcome us with their comforting smiles.” Said Yazan.  “I couldn’t hide my tears when my eyes spotted SARC volunteers waiting for… Read More »

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    Her injury prevented her from making a “heart” shape with her little hands just like her friends expressing their love for the SARC, but nothing can prevent her little heart from being happy so she made a telescope with her hand to overlook her future as bright as her smile. Seven year old Rama lives with her family at the Adra shelter where the SARC volunteers work to provide the basic necessities to the families of the evacuees coming from Eastern Ghouta. When Rama was asked about her future she answered, “I hope that my hand will be healed and my… Read More »

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    Ten year old Aya was used to bearing responsibilities at an early age, taking care of her 9 siblings after her mother fell ill. She held the responsibility of waking them, playing with them, and taking care of them all day, as well as bringing their hot meals that SARC distributes on time for the families staying at the Dwair shelter. Aya is excited every day to know what the SARC team will cook for her, as she prefers peas and rice and says, “I wish today’s lunch is my favorite since I had not had my favorite meal in… Read More »

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    For the small white drawing paper wouldn’t fit her love and dream, the little child, Sindous, outlined her dreams and love in a drawing of a small peaceful house and a heart full with spontaneous words expressing her gratitude to SARC-PSS team, who has launched entertaining activities for children in Hirgilleh makeshift shelter through an established child-friendly tent. “I dream of returning back home in Hamouria town. I wrote (I love you) to Yara, SARC volunteer, because I appreciate her work. SARC volunteers come every day to spread joy and play with us” said Sindous.  

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    With admiration and curiosity, Waseem (10) gazed on the camera used to document the PSS activity launched by SARC. For he wants to be a professional photographer, he asked the cameraman to lend him the camera and click a photo. For the first time, He stretched his small hands and held a camera to help SARC volunteers clicking nice documentary photos for a PSS activity participated by more than 30 children along with Waseem in Al-Naser shelter.

    The post For the first time, Waseem touched his future appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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  • 06/21/18--00:16: Eid Maamool in Al Tall
  • 14-year-old Shahed and her friends gathered at Al Tall in Rural Damascus community center with volunteers from The Red Crescent to finish the (Resilience and Psycho-Social Support) workshop by making Eid Maamool “Arabic sweets for Eid” to present it for a number of people with disabilities to bring joy into their hearts, Shahed sincerely said: “We must share joy”

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    For Saaer, the grant of winter seeds which he got from the Syrian Red Crescent’s livelihood project wasn’t just a source of income but with good management and good care of the plants, 35-year-old Saaer managed to create a balance between letting that grant from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies become an income source for his family that lives in Hay Al Manazel Village in rural Idlib and achieving self-sustainment. Saaer and his wife are no longer buying vegetables from the market since they use some of their planted crops (lettuce, spinach, chard, bean, chickpea,… Read More »

    The post Saaer enjoys the result of his work and achieves self-sustainment appeared first on Syrian Arab Red Crescent.


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