WHO representative in Syria, Ms. Elizabith Hoff, and the Norwegian charge d’ affairs, Mr. Martin Betrfic, accompanied with WHO – Aleppo’s office members have visited SARC –Aleppo and met with management members, board and health care team. The meeting has discussed the partnership between SARC and WHO, and the means to improve health services and the health situation in Aleppo. Photo: 01 Jan 2016
SARC – Aleppo carries providing health care services for the IDPs in rural Aleppo through the mobile clinics, which are supported by ICRC. 1275 patients in the villages around Aurem- Al-Kubra and Nebul were cheked and provided with the needed medications.
On January 7th, Aleppo branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent received a French parliamentary delegation. The delegation met with SARC – Aleppo’s management and board members, and had a breifing about SARC – Aleppo’s departments, teams and activities, which are carried out according to the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
SARC – Aleppo water team in collaboration with ICRC has finished the maintenance work to the generator set of Al-Nairab Station. This generator set, which is with 1230 KVA capacity, is the main source of power for Al-Nairab Station that pumps water to some Aleppo neighborhoods, including the Old City of Aleppo.
The huge wave of displacement that happened in late 2016 required a substantial response with participation of more than 150 volunteers to aid thousands of families who had fled their homes to areas of Jibrin, Al-Mhalej, Masaken Hanano and others. Volunteers assessed their situation and distributed the essential needs like foodstuff, canned food, mattresses, blankets, kitchen tools, bread and cooked meals. They also distributed bottles of water and hygiene kits. In addition, they installed water tanks and repaired the sewage system. Medical services were also provided through mobile clinics teams. First aid team stood ready and transferred emergency cases.