Over the past three years, the situation in Syria has developed into a humanitarian disaster of appalling dimensions. From the onset of the crisis, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has been the primary provider of humanitarian services, reaching more than 3 million people each month. Volunteers risk their lives to help fellow Syrians in their time of greatest need. In fact, 34 Syrian Arab Red Crescent staff and volunteers have been killed while carrying out their humanitarian mission since the beginning of the conflict and many have been wounded. What’s it like to work on behalf of the Red Crescent in Syria? Three brave volunteers tell their story.
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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.