Since the beginning of the conflict Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) has been leading the response and is the largest provider of humanitarian services in the country, providing 60 percent of all aid across the country. Through SARC, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has an unparalleled presence throughout the country, reaching over five million people every single year with life-saving assistance, including:
- health care, medical transport and first aid for the sick and injured,
- clean drinking water and sanitation,
- emergency shelters for displaced families,
- warm clothes, blankets and mattresses to keep out the winter cold
- food, baby supplies and hygiene kits for families in need
- clean water and sanitation reaching 80% of people across Syria
- psychosocial support for those who have experienced trauma
Red Cross Red Crescent are also helping to rebuild essential infrastructure such as water pumping stations, hospitals and bakeries and are providing livelihoods support for families through vocational training, home gardening initiatives and agricultural support through seed, fertilizer and livestock distributions.
Our teams are in the most difficult to reach and dangerous places, negotiating access to besieged towns and cities across country, so we can evacuate people as needed and deliver food and other essentials to people trapped in these areas.
In areas where fighting continues and humanitarian needs are high Red Cross Red Crescent has provided essential health-care services, and first-aid. Clean drinking water, emergency shelter, support for evacuations and emergency relief items such as food parcels and blankets.
Red Cross Red Crescent is providing psychosocial support for those who have experienced trauma, including sexual and gender-based violence. We also tracing missing persons and reuniting families who have been separated by conflict.
Red Cross Red Crescent is also supporting Syrian refugees and the communities who host them in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. We provide livelihoods support through vocational and business training as well as cash grants that help people living in desperate poverty to pay rent, utilities and school fees. We are providing healthcare and first aid to the sick and injured and psychosocial support to those who have experienced trauma. Red Cross Red Crescent also provides shelter, clean drinking water and sanitation services and distributes essential aid items to those in need in these neighbouring countries.