In a situation that is becoming ever more dangerous, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers provide aid, sanitation, medical help and education to thousands
Earlier this week members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) group were among those killed during an attack on a convoy bringing relief to the city of Aleppo. Here we look at the critical work the organisation’s volunteers do every single day.
Aleppo and its surrounding area has seen much of the fighting in Syria over the past five years. For the Aleppo branch of SARC, run mostly by young volunteers who have given up other careers to do this work, the demands have grown from health and food parcels to pest control, mending water pumps, and running projects for street children. SARC is non political and is one of the only agencies able to cross the conflict’s front lines.
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