Distribution team in relief department at SARC – Damascus branch, has distributed food baskets for 745 affected families in Al Husseiniya area during November 2016. These baskets are provided by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It is worth to mention that the Syrian Arab Red Crescent teams are distributing humanitarian aid periodically in many areas in order to alleviate the suffering of those affected according to the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Disaster Management unit team of Syrian Arab Red Crescent- Damascus Branch did a vaccination campaign for five days starting on Sunday 20/11/2016 till Thursday 24/11/2016 in the eastern area of Al Kadam town, in addition to the Al-Hajar Al-Aswad & Al Yarmouk Camp areas in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. During the campaign, 384 children (5 days- 5 years old) were vaccinated. The accompanied medical team checked 277 cases (women and children) and the provide them with medicines.
Psychosocial support department Youth and Training Committee -SARC – Damascus Branch conducted a training course on psychological first aid and on Wednesday, 22.11.2016 for three days with participation of twenty-five first aider. The course included several topics which concentrates on Crises and its affect, the psychological pressure and adapting, Self-care for volunteers and Communication. It included also information and practical exercises and workshops concerning cases of the first aiders’ daily work.
Five first aid courses were carried out during November 2016 by the first aid training committee – Damascus branch. These courses targeted the staff and volunteers of the humanitarian support project of Damascus branch where it brought 100 trainees together, and it covered the whole first aid topics in a basics.
First aid squads responded to calls of several shells fell in Al-Muhajireen and Malki areas, where the squads provided first aid services for three cases on the ground.