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    Through her life, Lama (29) has done her best to help those in need as much as she could. 8 years ago, she joined SARC as a volunteer in order to have access to more affected people and support them efficiently. “Humanitarian work is the most transcendental thing in my life.” she said. Lama has managed to make a balance between her humanitarian duty and her education. She has successfully obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and commerce and managed to reach a post of hygiene promotion coordinator due to her excellence in volunteerism, where she has learned to work with… Read More »

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    43-year-old Tawfik says: “13 years and it still feels like I started yesterday” Tawfik has been a volunteer in SARC since 2005, his journey involved several stages, of which the first was working as an  ambulance driver and soon he was eager to join the first- aid- team and so he took a training in the principles of first aid and started his duties as a paramedic in addition to his first job as a driver. Tawfik is a father of 4 children which is definitely not an easy thing but since he’s also involved in the humanitarian work that makes his day much… Read More »

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    Similar to most Syrians, Fatima has suffered difficult circumstances due to the crisis, which affected her career, social life, physical and psychological aspects. However, she didn’t give up and decided to find an exit. “In the beginning, I was hesitant to visit SARC’s psychological clinic, but the determination to find a solution motivated me to that”. She said. In SARC’s social care center, Fatima has involved in an intervention plan designed by the psychological health department, where she attended educational sessions, checked by a specialist physician, got proper medications and participated in PSS entertaining activities. During health recovery, Fatima followed… Read More »

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    The seeds grants provided by SARC livelihood project is aimed to enhance the self-sufficiency for Fatima. But she went beyond and processed the vegitables crops to pickles that could make another source of income for her family. It is worth mentioning that the livelihood project in idlib is supported by  

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    Full of energy and enthusiasm, Leen (19 Y) showed splendid brilliance at hairstyle workshop launched by SARC’s community center and supported by Danish Red Cross in Idleb branch. “I have joined the workshop because I need to attain a self-fulfillment and play an active role in my community.” Leen said.  

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    Celine a 2-year-old girl had been suffering from a brain tumor since she was 5 months old. Resection was conducted to remove part of the tumor in her brain. The Surgery had side effects and it left Celine diagnosed with Paraperisis, therefore her mother reached out to Al-Bassel hospital in Tartous where they recommended for Celine a standing Table. Consequently, Celine’s mother seeked for assistance from the MIKA team of SARC-HSP who responded immediately and delivered the standing table. Celine was referred to the Child Protection program to follow up her treatment and physiotherapy sessions at Al- Bassel Hospital. The… Read More »

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    His glittering eyes and broad smile hide the strong determination of Mohamed (9 y) to be a professional photographer in the future. SARC teams met him and his family in Mohamed Ali Braidy shelter in Hama during a mission of distributing winter items for 314 families there.  They have watched him carrying his camera, observing people and scenes through a lens and asking his friends to smile before taking a photo. He will be a famous photographer as long as SARC volunteers have believed in his talent and motivated him to achieve his dream. It is worth mentioning that the… Read More »

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    You just need to cast a small eye to Um Waleed (70 y) to recognize the amount of misery she has suffered and the amount of giving she has provided as well throughout her life. The misery is quite clear with her heavy footsteps and the traces of the wool threads that seem mingled with her hand’s lines, while giving is evidenced by the sum of money she slipped in the donation box allocated by SARC’s Swaida branch to help people in need. The great woman has dedicated her whole life for her 7 children and for people in need… Read More »

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    Elaf (means affinity) restored the deep meaning of her name as she reunited with her family Only a heart-warming family cuddle could express a yearning that was too deep to be uttered in words. At Kassab border point, in Lattakia, waiting-time was over and the dream came true because SARC and ICRC managed to fulfill a humanitarian mission under Restoring Family Link Program. On the reunion day- Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018- The whole family of Elaf stood together waiting for her arrival. Her father has just hoped her to return in a healthy state, while her siblings kept mentioning her… Read More »

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    In the most tranquil lane in Zabadani you need only to follow the hammer sound to reach Mr. Ahmad Knaish at his small productive and well-organized workshop. On the way to that shop, you will get sight of unforgettable visual scenes, among them the livelihood projects launched to encourage the local townspeople to return home and regain their lives there. As soon as you reach Ahmad’s workshop, you will discover that the 54 years old man is highly professional in repairing domestic ovens. Ahmad, whose difficult circumstances were his pure motivation to return, said: “I have come back home and… Read More »

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