Homs

Displaced Syrian families headed by women face the harshness of winter


As severe winter puts more burden on the displaced families, RC-Homs Ladies committee helps women, who are the sole supporter of their families, by providing them with small projects such as knitting and needlework which enable them to meet their basic needs. SARC-Homs ladies committee and the ladies committee of Al-Waer point distributed 385 sweaters made by these women to the children of Khadija Alkubra Sheltering center in addition to some children of poor families in the city.


PPs activities for children with Down syndrome


One in every 1100 babies is born with Down syndrome, a condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. As children with Down syndrome deserve love and attention, SARC-Homs Child-Friendly Spaces team provides support for those kids through organizing recreational and educational activities that enhance their skills. SARC-Homs Child Friendly Spaces team’s activities are supported by Unicef.  


“Let’s Help” a community -based initiative


SARC-Homs Child-Friendly Spaces project has recently launched a community -based initiative titled ” Let’s Help “. The initiative aims to collect used clothes, and then clean and mend them to be distributed to needy families in order to help them get clothes that protect them from the cold and alleviate their burdens. The initiative targeted 60 beneficiaries in Hassia town. It’s worth to mention that child-friendly spaces project is held in cooperation between SARC and UNICEF.


Health Promotion Team’s Activities in Homs countryside


SARC-Homs Health Promotion team often carries out field visits to Home countryside where the team provides by leishmaniasis conditions with the necessary treatment. Every year, Health Promotion team launches awareness and educational campaigns on leishmaniasis that include topics related to leishmaniasis like: causes, infection, treatment and prevention.


The implementation of water and sanitation projects in Rabah and Irqaya villages


As a result of 60% erosion of the water networks, SARC-Homs Water and Sanitation team carried a response in which they maintained the damaged parts of the water systems,  implemented two water supply projects in Rabah and Irqaya villages. It is stated that the Rabah region project included the installation of polyethylene pipes (125 diameters) from Alhamam spring to the water reservoir (1432 m length) and this line intersects with 90 diameters water line coming from Alzuhour spring. The project also involved the performance of other related works that aim to increase the water amount which comes from the water source. While… Read More »


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