After finishing the chickpea and fertilizer project, the livelihoods support team at SARC-Swaida Branch started working on the home gardens project. They carried out the assessment phase that included field visits covering 157 families in 19 villages in order to evaluate their situation. On the next stages process of distribution primary agricultural hand tools, winter vegetable seeds and fertilizer will be done to 1500 displaced and affected families. It is worth to mention that this project is supported by ICRC. Syrian Arab Red Crescent will continue its missions of supporting livelihoods and encourage families towards self-sufficiency.
The splint was fixed to treat Hala’s hand, but the heart’s sorrows will be healed by “Your Smile is our Goal” activity launched by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent sub- branch in Salkhad area in Al- Saida city. Hala joined the affected and displaced families on the Eid celebration as she knows that joy is always waiting for everybody and has much of delights in Eid days. The little girl is ready to enjoy the Eid as she got new clothes by the local community and SARC sub-branch, which reached 935 people with new clothes.
with a smile, she faces her pain and expresses her gratitude to SARC’s staff for providing her with free medications and medical check up. The 70-year-old Um Nader, who has left her home in Rural Damascus due to the crisis and relocated in the industrial area in Shahba City, visited SARC’s mobile clinic to receive various healthcare services. 3459 beneficiaries received necessary healthcare including medical check up and free medications through the mobile clinic field visits to 33 villages in Swaida during the first half of 2017.
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.