Damascus, Mar 15th 2018 As of today, the outflux of civilians from East Ghouta has been increasing on an hourly basis, and people are in dire need for more emergency humanitarian assistance. Women, children and elders are the most affected in this situation. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) calls on all humanitarian partners, including the United Nations, the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) to increase the support to SARC to effectively respond to this humanitarian emergency. Only together can we reach out swiftly to the vulnerable and… Read More »
Through some cubes that simulate the reality, the SAR- PSS volunteers create a unique way to organize their response in affected areas. This is called “community-based support”, which aims to study the strengths and weaknesses of communities, so the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has trained 47 volunteers about these topics in Sehnaya and Ashrafia during the last week. The trainers also went through other topics such as the crisis and psychological support, psychological stress, loss and grief, primary psychological aid and supportive communication, children, and support of workers and volunteers.
A word from the heart may leave a great impact on women and girls who chose the strength as a slogan in life. SARC volunteers participated women on their day through entertainment activities and sessions highlighting empowerment, role and rights of women in society that launched in Jdaide, Al Kisweh, Hafeer Tahta, Al-Ghizlaniyah, Rankoos. 149 women and girls participated in these activities which concluded by distributing gifts supported by UNFPA.
Unfortunately, diseases and illnesses linked to water sacristy and poor sanitation have increased. Therefore, SARC-Homs Health Promotion team supported by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) carried out a campaign titled “Public Health ” to raise awareness about positive health behavior through awareness – raising sessions. The campaign covered 16 regions in Homs and its countryside ( 19 sheltering centers and 5 camps) and reached 20143 beneficiaries as well as providing them with 3000 hygiene kits and 750 children kits. The awareness – raising sessions focused on illnesses cased by water shortage, lack of hygiene, diarrhoeal and infectious diseases.
As severe winter puts more burden on the displaced families, RC-Homs Ladies committee helps women, who are the sole supporter of their families, by providing them with small projects such as knitting and needlework which enable them to meet their basic needs. SARC-Homs ladies committee and the ladies committee of Al-Waer point distributed 385 sweaters made by these women to the children of Khadija Alkubra Sheltering center in addition to some children of poor families in the city.