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.
During January 2017, First Aid teams of SARC – Damascus branch responded to approximately 1345 emergency cases that varied between (traffic accidents, emergency transformation inside Damascus, exchange emergency cases with Lebanese Red Cross and exchange emergency cases among SARC branches). In addition to 4935 emergency cases within the six-response center in Damascus (Mazzeh, Rukn Al Deen, Mazraa, Tijara, Dahyet Qudsaya, and Zahira). First aid teams also responded to six fire calls without injuries. It’s worth to mention that First Aid teams available and ready 24/7 on the following contact: 133 from any landline 0966133133 Mob 0993133133 Mob
32 trucks of humanitarian aid were delivered to Moadamia Al-Sham by relief team of Disaster Management Unit of Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Damascus branch on Saturday 07/01/2017, in cooperation with the United Nations offices in Damascus. The relief aids included foods and nonfood items: 13000 food parcels, 13000 flour bags, 4000 Winter clothing items, 2000 blankets, 171 school bags, 3700 set of self-education, in addition to medical materials. It worth to mention that these materials would meet the needs of 65,000 persons.
Relief team at Disaster Management Unit of SARC- Damascus branch distributed Parcels for people with special needs (children and elderly) provided by the German Red Cross GRC and the Danish refugee Council DRC. The mission took place in SARC – Al-Maysat Centre with beneficiaries number total to 790 children and 2852 elderly according to a follow-up mechanism that includes making sure of the health status of the beneficiary and the cyclical needs. This kind of missions is aimed to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people according to the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent.
On the beginning of December 2016, Distribution team of the Disaster Management Unit at SARC – Damascus branch started a humanitarian aid distribution process in Daf Alshoq area -Rural Damascus. Up to date, they managed to support 1728 families with food baskets, which are provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and 807 children with winter clothes provided by the UNCEF.