Damascus

Two Training Courses on Disaster Management Principles


On March 2017, SARC Damascus Disaster Management Unit finished two training courses on the principles of disaster management within 5 days for each. The courses aimed to develop the skills of the volunteers and improve their abilities on responding and high preparedness in order to help those affected everywhere. The topics included a brief on the principles of the International Movement and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the concept of disaster preparedness, emergency needs assessment, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, restoring family links, livelihoods and logistics. The two courses were carried out and supervised by trainers from SARC’s… Read More »


Children Vaccination Campaign Launched in Al-Qadam Area


SARC’s Disaster Management Team- Damascus Branch participated in the vaccination campaign that was launched on 13-16/03/2017 in Al-Qadam area and targeted 901 children from the mentioned area as well as to Al-Yarmouk Camp and Al-Hajar Al-Asswad. The campaign which was carried out in cooperation with Damascus Health Directorate and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society- Syria, is aimed to support the children age group (day one to 5 years old) with polio and other supportive vacancies in addition to the oral vitamins. It is worth to mention that SARC- DMU works 7/24 to alleviate the sufferings of affected people according to… Read More »


Relief Aid is distributed to Displaced People in Damascus


SARC- Disaster management unite in Damascus distributed humanitarian relief aid to approximately 530 displaced families in Damascus city during February 2017. The relief items contained food and non-food items (hygiene kits, kitchen kits, mattresses, blankets, tarpaulins and children winter clothes). It is worth to mention that the previous items were supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC), German Red Cross (GRC), the Danish Refugees Council (DRC), UNHCR and the UNICEF.


Educational and entertaining activities for 550 children and adults


During January 2017, SARC- Psychosocial support team arranged two entertainment days for children and adults in Al-Dwelaa area. The activities included entertainment and educational items such as: (plays, cartoon characters, individual physical games, group games, and musical parties), also gifts were distributed to 200 adult and 350 children, who participated in the activities. It is worth to mention that these activities were carried out in cooperation with Psychosocial support team – Community Centers of – SARC- Damascus, Rural Damascus and HQ.


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