“Being handicapped hasn’t meant to hinder me enjoying my life, it – on the contrar- motivated me to go forward.” Ghasoub, 23 years old, was injured during the current crisis; the thing which put him on a wheelchair. He continued his study at the Pharmacy College, and now he is a volunteer at SARC Homs branch. We met him during a football match, where he was playing on the part of AlSalam basketball team of PWSN, and when SARC in cooperation with ICRC was providing the team with 13 PWSN wheelchairs in order to replace the team’s old wheelchairs. “For me, sport… Read More »
As the chickpea harvest season is around the corner, the livelihood team in SARC Swaida Branch moves on to monitoring phase in through field visits to chickpea fields, which covered 10 villages during the last month in the governorate of Swaida. These visits reveal a set of evaluation criteria of the quantities of production, the quality of the seeds and the difficulties faced by farmers during germination stages. The chickpea seed and fertilizer donations are supported by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture. To be mentioned, 1263 families benefited from the donations.
As soon as people started returning to their village in Nahllaya south Idlib, SARC launched its first livelihood project there to be the first step forward to help the returnees. Since agriculture has been the main source of livelihood in the mentioned village, livelihood team concluded its assessments with the “Home gardens project” to be the most preferred choice that could improve and enhance food security for most vulnerable people there. The project, which was launched in cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies on May 1st, 2017, is aimed to secure a varied food… Read More »
348 displaced families benefited from humanitarian relief aid distributed by the SARC – Damascus branch during May 2017 at Maysat center. The relief items contained (food parcels, canned food, Hygiene Kits, kitchen sets, mattresses, blankets, Sleeping Mats, Jerry Cans, Plastic Sheets, Buckets, Clothes for Children and Baby Diapers). It is worth to mention that the previous items were supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), German Red Cross (GRC), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
SARC Homs Health Promotion team concluded an awareness campaign titled “No more Lice” for schools’ students , sheltering centers’ residents and Homs countryside. It aimed to enhance proper hygiene behavior and to reduce lice infection through awareness sessions and brochures. The campaign was launched in cooperation with ICRC and targeted 23718 beneficiaries.