38 first aid volunteers from first aid points of (Al Wadi, Ekrema and Alzzahra) finished an advanced aid course aiming to empower SARC-Homs with new paramedics and to continue first aid principles courses. The course held for six days, 72 training hours, from 6 to 18 August in Baniyas camp for SARC- Tartous branch. The participated volunteers got practical training and first aid maneuver training to reach the best practice of the theoretical information.
During summer, some students try to make up for the subjects they missed and did not pass to prepare for the complementary tests. SARC teams visited these students in schools and distributed 2448 school kits (bags and stationary) to motivate these students. This campaign targeted 20 areas in Homs city and its countryside in cooperation with Homs Educational Directory and supported by ICRC. .
On 19 August 2017, SARC Homs Branch delivered Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Talbeisah in Homs countrysideو and Tlol Al-Humr in Hamah countryside. The convoy contained 30 trucks loaded with food and non-food items to cover the need of 84K people.
During summer, It’s important to raise awareness of local communities exposed to “Leishmaniasis”, and to provide them with preventive tools. Health Promotion team in SARC Homs held educational sessions in Al-Malahah area in the eastern rural of Homs through “Anti-Leishmaniasis” campaign. 375 Families benefited from the distribution of 724 mosquito nets, 1088 jerry-cans and awareness flyers. It is worth mentioning that “Anti-Leishmaniasis Campaign” launched in the beginning of June 2017 and targeted 17 villages in the eastern rural of Homs. this campaign is held in cooperation between SARC and ICRC
On 18 July, a delegate from IFRC and SARC livelihood team visited Al-Qaryateen in eastern rural of Homs city as a response to the returnees to the different affected areas in the City. the visit aimed to assess the current agricultural situation and the needs of returnees in order to determine the suitable response and support in livelihood sector.