“I have never noticed that some behaviors that we are used to seeing in our culture are forms of gender-based violence! We have to stand out against such behaviors”, said Rogine, one of the 22 SARC – Aleppo volunteers who attended the first Gender-Based Violence “GBV” basics course. The course differentiated between sex and gender, defined violence and analyzed causes of violence. SARC – Aleppo branch works hand in hand with UNFPA to raise awareness on GBV and eliminate discrimination of all forms by holding courses for volunteers and awareness sessions for local community via mobile medical teams.
During last October SARC volunteers distributed relief aid to more than 500 families from Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in Al Dimas area with the support of ICRC , WFP and UNHCR . 1000 hygiene kits, 2500 blankets, 500 kitchen kits, 500 water gallons, 500 chargers, 1500 mats, 1000 Plastic linoleum, 1000 winter clothes for men and 1000 for women, in addition to 3500 food parcels were provided.
Water and sanitation team at SARC-Swaida branch provided 20 submersible water pumps with different capacities, as a part of its joint plan with International Committee of Red Cross for this year, in order to activate the inoperative water wells in Swaida.The team delivered the pumps to Swaida Water Establishment on last month to be installed one by one according to the priorities and the needs of each region. This steep will put the wells into action and increase water provisions.
Supported by International Committee of Red Cross, the water and sanitation team at SARC – Swaida branch provided the second well of Anz with a new submersible pump. The pump was installed in cooperation with Swaida Water Establishment on 26 October. The well backs to service and can secure water to the residents of Anz and Al Ghariyah villages in the western countryside of the governorate with beneficiaries total 11355 people. The pump operates at a high pressure of 650 meters and with a capacity of 30 cubic meters per hour.
last October, SARC water and sanitation team completed the installation of a (95 m3) Oxfam tank to secure clean water in Al Kiswa area, where 2750 person will get access to pure drinking water. This project was accomplished in cooperation with ICRC and the Water Supply Authority .