One drop in their weak body protects them from a disease, as 2734 children and 88 mothers received the vaccine by specialized volunteers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Harasta during last week. The vaccines included immunization against these diseases: (tuberculosis, Hepatitis, oral paralysis, muscle paralysis, measles), In addition to tetanus vaccine for mothers. The vaccination campaign will reach primary school students in the region soon.
On the third day of Eid Al-Adha, SARC- Homs psycho-social support team held many activities for 845 children in “Om Alkasab- Almohagreen- Gablaya- Ajabriah- Al-Zahraa and EinAltina”. It is worth mentioning that these activities were held jointly between SARC and DRC.
First Aid Committee in SARC Homs branch concluded first aid courses for 102 volunteers. These courses are designed to qualify the volunteers in first aid skills theoretically and practically and provided them with proper procedures to deal with first aid cases.
Another humanitarian duty was awaiting for SARC volunteers. They have to deliver a humanitarian relief aid convoy for 107500 people in Al-Rastan area on Sunday 27 Aug, 2017. The convoy, which was delivered jointly with ICRC and UN, contained food parcels, flour, nutrition items, blankets, medical items and water & sanitation. All mentioned relief items were received by SARC- Al-Rastan sub- branch.
During summer, some students try to make up for the subjects they missed and did not pass to prepare for the complementary tests. SARC teams visited these students in schools and distributed 2448 school kits (bags and stationary) to motivate these students. This campaign targeted 20 areas in Homs city and its countryside in cooperation with Homs Educational Directory and supported by ICRC. .