The International Humanitarian Low (IHL) committee of Aleppo branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has started holding courses on International Humanitarian Low for SARC – Aleppo volunteers. The first course, which lasts from May 26th to 2 june 2016, targets 22 volunteers in various operating SARC – Aleppo teams. It includes introducing the IHL, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, application of IHL, protected categories and individuals, safer access, IHL and the Islamic Law, Geneva Conventions, media and publishing as well as the international mechanisms to face violations. These courses highlight the International Humanitarian Low, introduce the… Read More »
Aleppo branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC – Aleppo) continues responding to Aleppo’s water crises through water and sanitation team. Water and sanitation team in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has conducted maintenance works on 20 boreholes during the last week along with full rehabilitation of other boreholes. SARC – Aleppo also continues water trucking in eastern parts of Aleppo city in collaboration with UNICEF to provide many neighborhoods and health facilities with safe water.
With an aim to limit the spread of Hepatitis A in sheltering centers, SARC – Aleppo health promotion team has held a training workshop on Hepatitis A for volunteers of the team. The workshop involved a briefing on the liver’s anatomy and physiology as well as hepatitis A virus (HAV), clinical manifestations, means of transmission, risk factors, symptoms, treatment, prevention and the messages that volunteers must hold for the affected communities during awareness raising sessions. The number of participating volunteers was 35. Hepatitis A is one of the diseases related to water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The scarcity of… Read More »