Joint relief aid convoy (61 trucks), Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nation ( UN), reached Al-Houla in Rural Homs and Harbinafse in Rural Hama on 4/10/2017. The convoy carried food, non- food, medical items, water & sanitation items , routine vaccines, vaccines of the national campaign against measles and school books to 89,000 people there.
In September, SARC-Homs Human Resources committee held three consecutive introductory workshops for 85 new volunteers. The workshops involved a brief on SARC, origins, concepts of International movement of Red Cross, the seven principles, the work of SARC committees and teams and SARC emblem”
“saving human life” is a common goal of 40 passionate volunteers of SARC Homs branch. The volunteers followed an advanced first aid course of 72 training hours which included theoretical and practical parts of first aid techniques. It also included maneuvers that simulate the emergency situations faced by the first aid squads during their field missions. The course aimed to qualify the volunteers to reach the best response level during their shifts. The volunteers had theoretical and practical tests at the end of this course which was held between 16 and 27 September in for SARC- Baniyas Camp.
Head of the board of directors, Dr. Moataz Al- Atassi, received a delegation of representatives of the Austrian Government on Tuesday the 27th of September. The delegation was headed by the Charge’ d’affaires of the Austrian Embassy in Damascus, Mrs. Isabel Rauscher, and Head of Department of the humanitarian aid in Austrian Foreign Ministry and accompanied by Director of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Homs and Hama. The two-day visit aimed to have a look at the projects and the joint activities implemented in cooperation with the ICRC in fields of health, water and… Read More »
Juniors in SARC Homs branch acquired new skills after attending educational and recreational activities during summer club. The activities were concluded on Saturday 9th of September. The volunteers suggested some new activities for winter and expressed their opinions on Summer Club activities which included basics of first aid, introduction to photography, chess, and visits to the elderly house. These activities were concluded in a ceremony attended by Dr Motaz Al Atassi, head of SARC Homs board.