Homs

A training course on Sphere project


SARC Homs Disaster Management Committee finished a training course on “Sphere project”that aimed to enhance 22 volunteers’ ability, according to the handbook of Humanitarian Charter and the Core and minimum standards of the humanitarian responds that is about the basic things of people’s life. This four-day course dealt with an introduction about the Humanitarian Charter and its importance for relief aid workers, the code of conduct and the project’s minimum standards: (Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion, Food security and nutrition assessment, Shelter and settlement, Non-food items and health field). The course also included practical trainings and some case study.  


“Farewell Lice”, an awareness campaign to get rid of lice


SARC Homs Health Promotion team, supported by ICRC, held an awareness campaign titled “Farewell Lice” for school students  and  inhabitants in sheltering centers in Homs countryside. The campaign aimed to enhance people’s conduct about hygiene and to provide them with activities, sessions and awareness brochures in order to enable them not to have lice. In these sessions, the team explained how to use lice treatment effectively. The team follows up those people to assess the benefit they get in order to reach the aimed results.


Delivering the relief aid convoy to Al-Rasstan and Dar AlSa’ada of the elderly


Through cooperation between ‪#‎SARC‬ ‪#‎Homs‬ and ‪#‎ICRC‬ and the ‪#‎UN‬ offices, SARC-Homs Branch delivered the humanitarian aids “food and non-food items” “ 41 trucks” to Al-Rasstan and Dar AlSa’ada of the elderly on Monday, February 13, 2017. Further, these relief aids were provided by “ ICRC ‪, ‪WFP, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and ‪UNHCR‬ ” in order to cover  more than 21500 families needs for a month.


Delivering the relief aid convoys to Talbisah


SARC-Homs Branch in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross and UN Offices delivered a humanitarian relief aid convoy (31 trucks) to Talbiseh town on 6/02/2017. The humanitarian aid contains food parcels, flour, medicines, diapers, crutches, wheelchair, winter clothes, blankets and water & housing items. It is worth to mention that these items cover the needs of 16800 families for one month.  


SARC Homs livelihood team paid periodic visits to Al Hosen area


Through Sheep Project in Al Hosen area, SARC Homs livelihood team, accompanied with a veterinarian carries on its regular visits to beneficiaries to check up sheep’s health and to give vaccines. It is worth mentioning that livelihood team of SARC Homs distributed sheep to 200 returning families in Al Hosen through the sheep project that is supported by IFRC. Each family received two sheep and 200kg of winter fodder with the aim to improve the abilities of local society in the countryside, to refresh life in the affected areas and to improve families’ livelihood and make them productive.  


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