Photo: Ibrahim Mala / IFRC

“This work involves identifying capabilities, assets and activities for generating income, but it’s about more than money. It’s about independence and dignity. In short, I’m working to support vulnerable Syrians affected by the conflict to get back on their feet.” – Yolanda Davila, IFRC livelihoods delegate in Syria

Syrian Arab Red Crescent was admitted to the IFRC in 1948. In 2015, it counted 7,556 active volunteers (up from 1,500 in 2011).

Latest news from Syrian Arab Red Crescent


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement remain in mourning following news that a Red Crescent volunteer who was injured in an attack on a SARC distribution centre in Aleppo has passed away.

11 February 2017

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement condemns today’s attack on a SARC distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo.

8 February 2017

Syrian Arab Red Crescent and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies mourn the loss of yet another Red Crescent volunteer in Syria, with news of the death of Hazem Taysir Dawarh

4 February 2017

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.

2 February 2017

On 28 January 2017, Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers were killed when their ambulance was involved in an accident in Sweida, southern Syria.

30 January 2017
Syria, Homs, 12 December 2016Sheep being unloaded at a distribution point in Al Hosn village, rural Homs. Each ewe is pregnant and has been vaccinated before being given to local people as part of an IFRC/SARC livelihoods project to help re-establish agriculture in the area.In total 1000 sheep will be distributed to 500 families across rural Homs and Lattakia, to help people re-establish their farms and provide livelihoods.Photo: Abdul Aziz Aldroubi/Syrian Arab Red Crescent

In mid-December, Syrian Arab Red Crescent, supported by the IFRC, distributed a total of 1,000 sheep and 10 tonnes of sheep feed to support returning communities in rural Homs and Latakia.

16 January 2017
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  • President: Eng. Khaled HBOUBATI
  • Vice-President: Dr. Mohamed Walid SANKARI
  • Treasurer: Dr. Issam SHALHOUB
  • Member: Dr. Ahmad AL-MASALMEH
  • Member: Dr. Fadio AYASH
  • Member: Mr. Mohammad AL-MASHHOUR
  • General Director: Mr Marwan ABDULLAH

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