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.
SARC Homs livelihood team carried out a mission of vaccinating 596 sheep and newborn sheep against Enterotoxemia in Al Husin area through “Sheep Project”. Two veterinaries, accompanied with SARC volunteers, supervised the 5 day vaccinating process. It is worth mentioning that livelihood team visits beneficiaries regularly in order to help them solving the problems that they face.
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.
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.
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.