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Red Crescent volunteers in Syria

For volunteers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), restful weekends with family are a thing of the past. Instead, on days off, they are at the SARC’s crisis response unit or in ambulances retrieving sick or injured people in communities affected by the ongoing conflict. Their work is far from easy.


Volunteers face danger every day in their work. Many have suffered personal losses in the conflict, but they continue to help their communities. The crisis response unit has been on full alert, 24 hours per day, for eight months now. Despite assistance from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, the SARC still can not access some communities to provide emergency assistance.


The International Committee of the Red Cross is calling on all parties to the conflict to stop fighting for two hours every day to allow humanitarian supplies and emergency medical assistance to reach victims of the conflict.

 Here's a video showing Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers at work a few months ago.

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