Since Damages to the water and sewage network in Al-Maidan resulted in many environmental and health problems in the area, SARC – Aleppo water team in collaboration with ICRC have responded immediately and started fixing the infrastructure there.
Joint relief aid convoy (61 trucks), Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nation ( UN), reached Al-Houla in Rural Homs and Harbinafse in Rural Hama on 4/10/2017. The convoy carried food, non- food, medical items, water & sanitation items , routine vaccines, vaccines of the national campaign against measles and school books to 89,000 people there.
In September, SARC-Homs Human Resources committee held three consecutive introductory workshops for 85 new volunteers. The workshops involved a brief on SARC, origins, concepts of International movement of Red Cross, the seven principles, the work of SARC committees and teams and SARC emblem”
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.