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.
SARC Homs teams carry on providing help to the returning families in Al Qusoor area through SARC Homs Al Qusoor point. During January, the relief team of SARC Homs distributed food parcels to 103 families there. Furthermore, sheltering team modified “Diya’ Aldeen Klaleeb” school to a sheltering centre for 20 families during December 2016. In addition, health awareness team of SARC Homs continues on providing beneficiaries with educational programs through its regular visits to that area.
In accordance with SARC Homs Disaster Management Committee’s plan, Psychosocial support team of SARC Homs held a training course on psychosocial support. The course is aimed to train the volunteers on the principles of providing affected people with psychosocial support; the thing which has to be taken into consideration during and after the crisis. 28 volunteers were trained through workshops and practical exercises for five days, on the psychosocial support methods and how to deal with beneficiaries.
On the World Children’s Day, the 20th of November, SARC Homs psychosocial support team held an open recreational day for 265 children ( 6 to 14 year old) in Jdidit el Assi. The team carried out activities about children’s rights along with recreational and team games.
A Canadian Red Cross delegation visited SARC-Homs on Wednesday 7th of December. The delegation met Dr. Motaz Al-Atassi, Head of SARC-Homs branch and the medical manager. They discussed the possibility of providing beneficiaries with the necessary needs and supporting the gynecological and obstetric section in SARC Homs Hospital. They also stressed the importance of cooperation between SARC-Homs and the Canadian Red Cross to help the most vulnerable people.