On the World Children’s Day, the 20th of November, SARC Homs psychosocial support team held an open recreational day for 265 children ( 6 to 14 year old) in Jdidit el Assi. The team carried out activities about children’s rights along with recreational and team games.
A Canadian Red Cross delegation visited SARC-Homs on Wednesday 7th of December. The delegation met Dr. Motaz Al-Atassi, Head of SARC-Homs branch and the medical manager. They discussed the possibility of providing beneficiaries with the necessary needs and supporting the gynecological and obstetric section in SARC Homs Hospital. They also stressed the importance of cooperation between SARC-Homs and the Canadian Red Cross to help the most vulnerable people.
In cooperation with UNICEF, the Child Friendly Spaces team of SARC Homs concluded the activities of “I Miss You, My School” campaign, which aimed to provide school students with instructional activities. The team also managed to provide parents and school stuff with awareness sessions about the importance of learning for children and how essential to prevent them from dropping out of schools as much as possible especially during the difficulties of the current crisis. More than 15889 people benefited from this campaign during November.
A basket ball match was played between 12 players from Al Salam Special-Needs Basketball team on 13th December. SARC Homs health care team supported by ICRC provided 13 new wheelchairs to replace the old ones Al-Salam Team had.
During the long hours of waiting for evacuation and though of the low temperatures and the lack of the needed equipment, SARC – Aleppo volunteers have responded to an emergency births that could not be transferred to specialized hospitals. Volunteers have provided the needed environment for a natural childbirth that they witnessed during the #humanitarian crossing. In addition, they kept the mom and the newborn baby in good conditions, and transferred them by SARC ambulance.