In the early morning of 1 February 2017, the administrative offices of Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Idlib branch were damaged during an incident which affected the Carlton Hotel. SARC Idlib have offices inside the building.

The president of the branch sustained light head injuries. His condition is stable and no other staff or volunteers from organization were hurt.

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent calls on all parties to respect the SARC emblem and protect SARC teams so they are able to carry out their humanitarian missions to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people, according to the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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