February 2017

A training course on Sphere project


SARC Homs Disaster Management Committee finished a training course on “Sphere project”that aimed to enhance 22 volunteers’ ability, according to the handbook of Humanitarian Charter and the Core and minimum standards of the humanitarian responds that is about the basic things of people’s life. This four-day course dealt with an introduction about the Humanitarian Charter and its importance for relief aid workers, the code of conduct and the project’s minimum standards: (Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion, Food security and nutrition assessment, Shelter and settlement, Non-food items and health field). The course also included practical trainings and some case study.  


Psychosocial Support Activities in Swaida


For their objective in building children’s confidence and help them expressing themselves and communicating effectively with others, the Psychosocial Support Team at Syrian Arab Red Crescent Sweida – Branch launched various activities for schools” children in Swaida, including the deaf-mutism center and the brain disorders and hearing disability centers in Swaida, Shahba’ and Alkurrya.


“Farewell Lice”, an awareness campaign to get rid of lice


SARC Homs Health Promotion team, supported by ICRC, held an awareness campaign titled “Farewell Lice” for school students  and  inhabitants in sheltering centers in Homs countryside. The campaign aimed to enhance people’s conduct about hygiene and to provide them with activities, sessions and awareness brochures in order to enable them not to have lice. In these sessions, the team explained how to use lice treatment effectively. The team follows up those people to assess the benefit they get in order to reach the aimed results.


Educational and entertaining activities for 550 children and adults


During January 2017, SARC- Psychosocial support team arranged two entertainment days for children and adults in Al-Dwelaa area. The activities included entertainment and educational items such as: (plays, cartoon characters, individual physical games, group games, and musical parties), also gifts were distributed to 200 adult and 350 children, who participated in the activities. It is worth to mention that these activities were carried out in cooperation with Psychosocial support team – Community Centers of – SARC- Damascus, Rural Damascus and HQ.


First Aid Team responded to 6280 emergency case in January


  During January 2017, First Aid teams of SARC – Damascus branch responded to approximately 1345 emergency cases that varied between (traffic accidents, emergency transformation inside Damascus, exchange emergency cases with Lebanese Red Cross and exchange emergency cases  among SARC branches). In addition to 4935 emergency cases within the six-response center in Damascus (Mazzeh, Rukn Al Deen, Mazraa, Tijara, Dahyet Qudsaya, and Zahira). First aid teams also responded to six fire calls without injuries. It’s worth to mention that First Aid teams available and ready 24/7 on the following contact: 133 from any landline 0966133133 Mob 0993133133 Mob


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