“Being handicapped hasn’t meant to hinder me enjoying my life, it – on the contrar- motivated me to go forward.” Ghasoub, 23 years old, was injured during the current crisis; the thing which put him on a wheelchair. He continued his study at the Pharmacy College, and now he is a volunteer at SARC Homs branch. We met him during a football match, where he was playing on the part of AlSalam basketball team of PWSN, and when SARC in cooperation with ICRC was providing the team with 13 PWSN wheelchairs in order to replace the team’s old wheelchairs. “For me, sport… Read More »
SARC Homs Health Promotion team concluded an awareness campaign titled “No more Lice” for schools’ students , sheltering centers’ residents and Homs countryside. It aimed to enhance proper hygiene behavior and to reduce lice infection through awareness sessions and brochures. The campaign was launched in cooperation with ICRC and targeted 23718 beneficiaries.
Health Promotion team in SARC Homs branch launches annual awareness campaigns at the beginning of each summer to prevent Leishmaniasis through raising awareness and providing the local community preventive items. Leishmaniasis is caused by the bite of certain types of sandflies which spread during summer. In summer 2016, Hussam from Qaryatein contracted Leishmaniasis on his face and hand. Through one awareness session, Hussam’s family and other returning families managed to know the causes, ways of transmission and ways of treatment. SARC team distributed mosquito nets after the sessions. Hussam recovered perfectly as the family followed the treatment steps and used… Read More »
TheDisaster Management committee of SARC Homs- branch and in cooperation with the UN offices delivered a 38 trucks of humanitarian aids to SARC Homs Sub-Brunch in Al-Rasstan area on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Further, these relief aids were provided by WFP, UNICEF, IOM, WHO and UNFPA and 21500 families will benefit from them for a month.
Head of SARC Homs branch, Dr. Motaz Al Tassi, and board members welcomed Mr. Mike Adamson, the executive head of the British Red Cross and the accompanying delegation and Andeas Laderkal, general secretary of the Danish Red Cross. Dr-Atassi briefed the delegation on the role played by SARC Homs- branch at humanitarian responses, and the exerted efforts to reach all vulnerable people. During the two-day visit, the delegation visited SARC Hospital and its clinics, then they visited Homs old city and Al-Qosour neighborhood, Al Wadi subbranch and the medical center there to see the services provided by SARC Homs branch and… Read More »