On a two-day-visit, Aleppo branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC– Aleppo) received Ms. Wendy McCance, the British Red Cross (BRC) country cluster manager of Syria and Lebanon, along with members of Beirut office and SARC HQ. The meeting discussed the positive role of SARC – Aleppo in meeting various humanitarian needs, and the effort excreted by volunteers to reach the most vulnerable. It stressed the Importance of the continuous capacity development of volunteers. The delegation also paid field visits to the relief points in Hanano and Tal Refaat with an aim to have a closer look at the humanitarian needs of the affected people there. The tour was… Read More »
SARC – Aleppo in collaboration with UNFPA held a workshop for 15 volunteers under the title “Principles of Gender Based Violence”. The workshop discussed variety of topics, including the difference between sex and gender in addition to violence and its types, reasons and management. It also aimed to deliver the concept of GBV to humanitarian workers that are on direct contact with violence survivals and how to deliver the humanitarian assistance to them.
Al-Shahba Community Center of SARC – Aleppo seeks to reach all affected children and adolescents all over Aleppo city and countryside through its mobile teams. With an aim to have a place in Bani Zaid neighborhood for holding their awareness raising session, educational and entertaining activities, the PSS mobile team has worked over the week in collaboration with children from the neighborhood to rehabilitate Sulaiman Al-Fares Mosque in order to host activities for different age groups.
Barakat, 15 y, suffered from travelling long distances from Tal Qrah Camp to Aleppo city in order to get proper needed treatment and medicine in a hospital there. The young man got injured when fleeing Afrin with his family. The injury left him with damaged legs and in need of medications and painkillers. Now, as SARC – Aleppo mobile clinics regularly visit his temporary residence, Barakat no longer needs to travel to get medical management. A total of 10 mobile clinics of different specialties (internal, pediatric and ophthalmologic medicine) provide medical services to needy people in different areas in Aleppo city and countryside, such as Aurem, Tal Refaat, Nubol, Dair Hafer and… Read More »
For two months, SARC volunteers have been taking a long road to reach 419 children in Blas and Azan villages in southern Aleppo countryside. They have held several activities to warn children about explosive war remnants. Volunteers concluded these activities with “Fun Day” to celebrate children’s commitment to what they have learned. Mothers were also targeted in those activities by an awareness program on child protection from violence and exploitation.