Lack of drinking water problem in Al Mishrifa is getting worse day by day that people have to buy water from trucks. This comes as a result of the undrinkable sulfur water of the boreholes in the area. Therefore, and to address this problem, Water and Sanitation team in SARC Homs branch in cooperation with ICRC and Homs water Board are start implementing a project of extending pumping line to Al Mishrifa. The project consists of two pumps with capacity of 110 KW and PPR of 14800 meters long and 280 diameters. This project will provide water for 36525 people in Al Mishrifa.
Health Awareness team in SARC Homs branch continues on the educational programs about reproductive health that it holds in cooperation with UNFPA. In Sadad village, one mobile team addressed “rheumatism” in an educational session (the causes, symptoms, and ways of prevention). Since the beginning of Ramadan the team has held several sessions and in many areas about fasting and proper behaviors that should be followed during this month.
Displacement wasn’t the only source of suffering for Mohammed Mshalben, who due to the crisis left his home in Al-Qusour neighborhood in Homs city, as he also involved in a mine explosion accident and lost his ability to walk. However, when peace and security back to prevail he returned to his home and managed to open a shop for electrical supplies thanks to the livelihood program that launched by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It is worth to mention that SARC hand in hand with his humanitarian partners… Read More »
Health Promotion team in SARC Homs branch continues response in Homs countryside in cooperation with ICRC. The team launched a campaign to raise the awareness of the local community and provide them with protective items. The team also held some educational sessions about Leishmaniasis in Al Ferqlous, Rajm Toko and Al Darwishia areas, and distributed 190 mosquito nets to 95 families.
SARC-Homs Disaster Management Committee held a course about Disaster Management Principles. 27 volunteers from SARC Homs attended the course. The main topics of the courses were the principles of disaster management, the international standards according to the new course book of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). This course aims to reinforce the volunteers’ ability to be always ready to give a hand to affected people.