On 21st May, 2017, SARC Rural Damascus branch delivered a humanitarian aid convoy (41 Trucks) loaded with relief items to Jairoud, Atna and Al Nasrya areas, for 44 thousand people in cooperation with ICRC and UN offices. The relief items, which are provided by ICRC, WFP, UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, contained 8850 food parcels, 8850 flour bags, 5450 kitchen parcels, 2500 hygiene kits, 8125 blankets, medical and nutrition items, safe birth kits, baby milk and clothes.
On Thursday 25th May, ophthalmic surgery ward was opened in SARC Homs Hospital. Dr. Motaz Al Atassi, the Hospital Medical Manager, said that the operation room is equipped with the most modern equipment for eye surgery according to international standards. He also stressed that all ophthalmic surgery doctors are welcomed to use the ward and conduct eye surgeries. It is worth mentioning that the hospital was opened in the beginning of 2015 and new specializations will be opened in the near future.