Despite the bad weather as temperatures dropped to the lowest this season, SARC-Aleppo various relief teams continue distributing relief items in different areas throughout Aleppo. SARC-Aleppo team in Nile Street finished the first stage of distributing food and non-food items to the most vulnerable families in the first month of 2015. Distributed aids are food supported by WFP, hygiene products supported by ICRC and SARC, mattresses supported by ICRC, as well as blankets, kitchen kits, insulators and mats supported by UNHCR. The number of families benefiting from SARC Relief Center in Nile Street is 1957 families of about 9000 individuals.… Read More »
Supporting the most vulnerable groups is the main goal that SARC-Aleppo different teams target. In this context, SARC – UNICEF psycho-social support mobile team continues holding psycho-social support activities for children suffering from cancer or renal failure in cooperation with Aleppo University Hospital. As children’s wishes are the purpose and goal of SARC volunteers, an activity under the title of “Wishes Stick” was held in pediatric department. The activity gave 21 children the chance to express their wishes in ways that open doors for a bright future.
On the occasion of the International Day of People with Disability, SARC-Aleppo Counseling Center for Psychosocial Support held an activity for people with special needs who periodically visit the center. The activity included various types of games (kinetic, lyrical, educational and handicraft) as well as distributing gifts. The center also honored Yasser Sabouni, the special needs boy who received gold, silver and bronze medals in swimming in the eighth Special Olympics of Middle East and North Africa. Since 2013, SARC Counseling Center has supported the special needs who suffer from Down’s syndrome, autism, mental retardation or hypoxia. It has also… Read More »
The eight-year old A.R is in constant pain because of an old injury that caused her a broken leg and the amputation of the other leg, but nevertheless she keeps on smiling. Her parents applied to SARC-Aleppo to study her case and health care team responded to that. Afterwards, field intervention team provided safe crossing for the child through AlMasharqa Bustan AlQasr Humanitarian Crossing Point. This crossing is in order for the child to receive the proper medical management and then bring her back to her parent’s home in AlSukkari.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent water team in Aleppo finished maintenance work for water tanks and water cycles in Tishreen Housing Association. This work brought tanks and WCs back to service so people can benefit from them. Maintenance work, which is supported by the International Committe of the Red Cross (ICRC), will help provide water and sanitation services to about 800 families of 4000 affected persons.