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 »
In March, SARC-Homs Human Resources team held three consecutive introductory workshops for 78 new volunteers. The workshops were about “a summery about SARC, the seven principles, the work of SARC committees and teams and SARC logo”.
In line with the plan of the Child-Friendly spaces project, the trainers of SARC-Homs psycho-social support team held a training course that aimed to build capacities of new volunteers. They trained 26 new volunteers, for five consecutive days, on psycho-social support mechanism and on how to deal with beneficiaries according to the joint project between SARC and UNICEF.
Due to the deterioration of the public health situations among the affected communities, SARC-Homs branch developed the national program for health promotion in the local communities in order to provide healthy and dignified life for the affected people. SARC-Homs health promotion team held a training health promotion course that aimed to provide 24 volunteers in Al-Wadi sub-branch to plan and carry out awareness activities for health promotion team there. The course included essential practical and theoretical sessions about “WASH” conception and the necessity of applying it during emergency, response and interventions, health promotion skills, social training, a tree of problems, “the… Read More »
Disaster management teams in SARC- Homs branch are still responding to the displacement movement of 920 families from Mharda and Sqalbiya area to AlWadi area in the western countryside of Homs. This displacement started on 23rd of this month as result of the current situation in Hama northern countryside. SARC team in AlWadi sub-branch distributed relief items (food and hygiene parcels, blankets, mattresses, kitchen sets, and solar power light) and checked up the health of the displaced persons. Theses relief items were offered by ICRC, UNHCR, and WFP.