Training and building capacities in first aid field is fundamental in SARC – Swaida Branch. 29 volunteers participated in a course of principles of first aid, which went on for four days from 07-06-2017 until 10-06-2017. The course included various topics, such as proper acting steps, handling bleeding, fractures, burns, CPR and other.
In order to provide the people of Sahwat Al-Khudr village with safe drinking water, the water and sanitation team installed three new water tanks provided by ICRC, in several places in the village with the capacity of 25 barrels for each, with the help of Sahwat Al-Khudr sub-branch’s volunteers to set the convenient locations for the water tanks.
The first well in Alkafer Town is put actively in service that would alleviate residents’ suffering of water scarcity and the costs of attaining water supply, providing 15 thousand people with drinking water.The well was equipped by the water and sanitation team at SARC-Swaida Branch, supported by ICRC and in cooperation with Swaida Water Establishment. This new water source is scheduled to be delivered to the houses through the main water pipeline, which has been replaced with new one earlier by the team.This project is part of the water and sanitation team’s plan to equip three wells (Alkafer was the first while the other two… 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.
On May 1st, 2017, the Disaster Management Unit at SARC-Swaida Branch concluded the first training course on the principles of disaster management for this year. The course was attended by 35 volunteers and involved sessions about disaster management and preparedness, sheltering, food, water and sanitation and health care in emergencies according to the disaster management curriculum by IFRC; in order to enable the volunteers to respond to emergencies and alleviate human sufferings.