The Syrian Arab Red Crescent in cooperation with the British Red Cross held a training workshop about the Geographic Information System on 30/11- 3/12/2018.
The workshop brought together 33 coordinators, who work in the central operation management, the disaster management unit and field coordinators all over SARC’ branches.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent enters a humanitarian aid convoy to four new villages in the Eastern rural of Daraa, the convoy consists of 17 truck holding food introduction presented by the WFP. The aid Included 5500 food parcels will benefit 5500 family, and the work in progress on distributing them in the four villages according to the following figure: (Mahajeh 2900 parcels, Altaibah 2000 parcels, Alnajeeh 300 parcels, Mejedel 300 parcels).
Due to adverse weather conditions resulted in a flooding that hit Al-Areesha Camp in Hassakeh city, SARC- Hassakeh branch responded to the affected people there on Thursday, December 06, 2018. SARC’s response consisted of a humanitarian relief aid convoy (22 trucks) carrying 9710 blankets, 6000 mattresses and 2000 canned-food parcels. The relief aid items are supported by the ICRC.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is proud to have been appointed as Sphere new focal point in Syria. Sphere standards are the most famous in the whole world to define the minimum standers of the humanitarian response while preserving the dignity of the affected people and protecting them from disasters, as well as the commitment to the basic humanitarian standards.
This new responsibility assured SARC’s commitment to the humanitarian principles and places an obligation to promote and advocate for the application of the Sphere standards at country-level.
Today the Syrian Arab Red Crescent is reaching Ar-Rukban Camp as part of joint aid convoy with United Nations to deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 50.000 people.
The joint aid convoy was planned to be delivered last week, and has be delayed due to logistics issues and security concerns.
78 trucks are delivering 10.475 food parcels and flour bags, clothes for 18.000 children, 10.075 hygiene kits and plastic sheets, newborn baby kits for 1200 children, medicines, medical supplies and nutritional supplements for children and women.