The shelter team of the Disaster Management Unit of Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Damascus branch in collaboration with the Relief Sub-Committee paid a visit to Dar Al Karama for the elderly on 08.11.2016. They distribute hygiene kits provided by the International Medical Corps (IMC), and evaluated the people’s needs in order to match it soon.
In cooperation with UNICEF, Psychosocial support department – Damascus branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) held a basic training course at Zahira center on Psychosocial support. This training was attended by 23 volunteers. The course involved sessions which highlighted Crises, Psychosocial support, Pressures and adaptation, loss, Sorrow, Social support community-based in addition to the first aid psychosocial support also included a variety of activities, practical exercises and workshops. This type of course is aimed to raise volunteers’ capacities in providing the basics of Psychosocial support for those who are affected by the crisis and help them recover and reintegration into… Read More »
The disaster management Unit of Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Damascus Branch concluded a training course on the principles of disaster management on Monday 10/31/2016. The course was run by SARC trainers and contained the new curriculum issued by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The five day course brought together 29 volunteers of SARC first aid , psychological support, humanitarian support and disaster management teams. The course aims to develop the skill of volunteers and raise their potential at times of response and preparedness to provide assistance to the affected people everywhere. The Course included several topics most notably the… Read More »
The relief team of the Disaster Management Unit – Damascus branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent served 4090 persons (elderly, adults and physically hindered). They distributed 3295 hygiene kits for the elderly and adults and 795 hygiene kits for children provided by German Red Cross (GRC) and Danish Refugees Council (DRC). The distribution process was carried out under a follow-up mechanism that ensure the health status of the beneficiary and the extent of the periodic needs in an effort to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable cases in accordance with the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Health promotion team of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in cooperation with the International Medical Corps launched range of awareness-raising activities 23- 27/10/2016 on the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day. The activities were participated by 69 children and included a series of children’s games that highlight the importance of personal hygiene and handwashing . Peace and snake game was the most prominent one. In also includes sessions for mothers (55 mothers) in which method of transmission of the disease was explained.