Along the way to the makeshift camp, Um Foaad has a lot to tell about her displacement from Dara’a governorate to Swaida five years ago. As soon as we arrived in her tent, she started distributing the winter clothes, provided by SARC, to her grandchildren without forgetting to dedicate some for orphans. She believes that providing assistance is a humanitarian duty and kind of sharing-joy during hard times. Um Foa’ad and many other families currently live in a camp in Salkhad town, where the SARC volunteers visit them and provide relief materials supported by ICRC and UNHCR.
Seeking to create a first-aid post in Shahba City and as a part of its training and rehabilitation plan, the first aid department at SARC-Swaida carried out two courses on the principles of first aid on 15th of last month, with 64 participants from SARC – Swaida branch and sub-branches. The course included various topics, such as proper action steps, handling bleeding, fractures, burns, CPR and AB.
The registration team at SARC-Swaida branch continues to update the data and the information of the displaced families in Swaida Governorate according to the basic standards designed for displacement condition and current residency. The team has completed the registration process for 4719 displaced families in 17 different villages and towns since the last June until the beginning of 2018.the registration is only available at the approved centers by SARC such as ( the branch – SARC posts) and includes the areas where SARC works.
SARC health mobile clinic’s team made their way to Rassas village in Swaida accompanied with a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in order to provide health services to the sick people there. Since the beginning of 2018, the team visited 8 districts in Swaida governorate and provided free checkup and medications for 501 persons. SARC mobile clinics’ services is an example the various health services provided by SARC that aim to reach sick people in remote areas.
Through a maneuver simulates a virtual bombing, the volunteers experienced the information they have gained during an advanced first aid training. The eight-day course finished on 17-12-2017 and brought thirty-five paramedics together. It aimed to empower them to respond to all different kinds of cases and provide first aid services.