On Saturday 8th of April 2017 SARC’s Disaster Management Unit in Damascus Branch in cooperation with United Nations offices, delivered humanitarian relief aid convoy to Yalda, Babila and beit sahm towns. The relief aid convoy which contains 7000 food parcels, 7000 Hygiene Kits, Nutrition items for Children, Medicine and Medical Supplies will match the needs of 35.000 people in the mentioned towns.
On the occasion of the International Childhood Cancer Day, SARC’s Ladies (Social Committee) Damascus Branch organized an entertaining activity day for 43 children (ages between 18 months to 5 years old) at Children Hospital – Children Cancer Center. SARC’s Ladies presented the children with gifts and toys at the end of the activity.
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 »
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 »
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.