Securing safe water is the main aim of the Water and Construction Department of Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Aleppo Branch, the first phase of the project for the rehabilitation of water systems in the northern neighborhoods of Aleppo city was launched in collaboration with ICRC. The project, which covers 40% of the area of Aleppo city and lasts for one year, the number of beneficiaries of this project has reached 12,000, the beginning was with these areas (Al-Sheikh Khder, Al-Sheikh Fares, Trab Al-Huluk), as well as the emergency works in other areas, which included the maintenance and replacement of pipes, major, sub-wiring, taps and accessories.
Health Awareness Promotion Program, Water and Construction Department of SARC – Aleppo Branch organized awareness sessions about leishmaniasis disease for 60 beneficiaries women in Al-Fardos area. During the sessions, volunteers explained causes of illness, ways of infection and ways of protection and presented the attendances with mosquito nets provided by ICRC.
In the framework of the plan of building volunteers’ capacities, SARC – Aleppo supported by the British Red Cross concluded a course on principles of disaster response and readiness. Twenty-two volunteers from different operating teams participated in the course. They were educated and trained on several important topics, such as the international standards of disaster management, danger analysis, water and sanitation, food security and health in emergencies in addition to many other related topics.
15,000 people in Fafin village in the northern countryside of Aleppo will have access to safe water after SARC – Aleppo branch Water and Construction team has completed the rehabilitation of a well in the village, in response to the displaced people of Afrin, the works involved processing and installation of all necessary tools of a pump, generator and pipes, in collaboration with ICRC. The well will cater to the needs of several areas (Fafin camp, Tal-Qrah Camp, Afrin Camp, Fafin village, Halisa, Halisa Farms, Al-Aloushya, Al-Ahdas, Maaret Al-Muslamya).
SARC-teams in Aleppo branch have done their best in securing safe crossing for the people displaced from Kfarya and Foua villages and providing them with essential needs in Jibrin Shelter. During the last two days, SARC – Aleppo has distributed food (canned food parcels, bread and water bottles ), nonfood items (mattresses, blankets, mats, hygiene kits, kitchen kits, personal hygiene kits, baby diapers, and diapers for people with disabilities) and mobility aids (crutches, walkers and wheelchairs). Medical and first aid teams were on standby. Ambulances transferred 17 cases to hospitals in Aleppo city. Mobile clinics (internal, gynaecological, pediatric specialities) examined patients at the sheltering centre. Other teams had already started their work before receiving families by rehabilitating wooden rooms,… Read More »