Increasing the production capacity of the automatic bakery in Salkhad City requires higher electrical capacity which, the water and sanitation team at SARC-Swaida was able to provide through delivering a new electric generator with the capacity of 315 KVA provided by ICRC to save costs and efforts of fixing the old generator’s failures. The automatic bakery in Salkhad City meet the needs of 160 thousand people in the city of Salkhad and its countryside with a production capacity of 18 tons of flour daily.
In another humanitarian stop in southern Syria, 91 volunteers from SARC branches in Swaida and Rural Damascus responded to the needs of the people in the eastern countryside of Swaida Governorate. 7 First-aid squads and a mobile clinic provided services of transfer to public hospitals and providing direct treatments to 85 injuries, while SARC’ team responsible to deal with corpses transferred 45 bodies. In their turn, SARC distribution team supported people in need with relief items (mattresses, blankets and ready to eat food) provided by ICRC, UNHCR, NRC and GRC. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent extends its deepest condolences to… Read More »
180 people from the local community and displaced families from Al-Kafr, Hobran, and Ateel villages participated in three seminars held by SARC-health promotion team and aimed to raise awareness on water quality, diseases prevention and epidemics caused by its pollution. The team members completed their activities through cleaning Oxfam water tanks, which supply water to Al-Kafr and Hobran villages; since, SARC Swaida Branch mission doesn’t stop at installing water tanks but it proceeds to maintain and clean it in cooperation with the local community in order to enhance the behaviors of keeping the water clean and prevent diseases.
The sewage treatment station in Al-‘Afinah Village is activated with maximum capacity after Water and Construction team at SARC-Swaida Branch in cooperation with ICRC carried out a rehabilitation and maintenance process there. They support the station with three new pumps and electro-mechanical sets as an alternative in case of failures occurred, repair the air-compressor, and three old pumps. It is worth mentioning that the station serves both of Al-‘Afinah and Hobran villages reaching almost 12000 beneficiaries.
Based on several standards and information collected by livelihoods team, the final stage of the home gardens project has been reached as the team visited various families to evaluate the project’s achievements and see how they benefited of its production regarding the quality and quantity. 1500 families in Swaida Governorate benefited from this project, which SARC and ICRC launched to empower displaced and affected families.