Since March 2011, the world has watched as the crisis in Syria continues to escalate. The one constant in the past 2.5 years of conflict has been the presence of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). With support from the global Red Cross network, SARC has been assisting those in need since the crisis began. In many parts of the country, it is the only humanitarian organization on the ground.
Each month, its nearly 3,000 volunteers reach an average of 400,000 families with relief supplies and critical health services including emotional and psychological support despite increasingly dangerous working conditions. For 22 volunteers, this work has tragically resulted in their death. This is the story of one of those volunteers told by his father.