Joint relief aid convoy (61 trucks), Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nation ( UN), reached Al-Houla in Rural Homs and Harbinafse in Rural Hama on 4/10/2017. The convoy carried food, non- food, medical items, water & sanitation items , routine vaccines, vaccines of the national campaign against measles and school books to 89,000 people there.
In September, SARC-Homs Human Resources committee held three consecutive introductory workshops for 85 new volunteers. The workshops involved a brief on SARC, origins, concepts of International movement of Red Cross, the seven principles, the work of SARC committees and teams and SARC emblem”
“saving human life” is a common goal of 40 passionate volunteers of SARC Homs branch. The volunteers followed an advanced first aid course of 72 training hours which included theoretical and practical parts of first aid techniques. It also included maneuvers that simulate the emergency situations faced by the first aid squads during their field missions. The course aimed to qualify the volunteers to reach the best response level during their shifts. The volunteers had theoretical and practical tests at the end of this course which was held between 16 and 27 September in for SARC- Baniyas Camp.
Head of the board of directors, Dr. Moataz Al- Atassi, received a delegation of representatives of the Austrian Government on Tuesday the 27th of September. The delegation was headed by the Charge’ d’affaires of the Austrian Embassy in Damascus, Mrs. Isabel Rauscher, and Head of Department of the humanitarian aid in Austrian Foreign Ministry and accompanied by Director of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Homs and Hama. The two-day visit aimed to have a look at the projects and the joint activities implemented in cooperation with the ICRC in fields of health, water and… Read More »
As a part of the series of community activities which are offered by the psycho-social support team to the female beneficiaries in some rural areas as well as in the sheltering centers of Homs city, the team concluded hairdressing and nursing courses in Talkalakh area on 21September ,and recognized to 57 women with vocational certificates as they passed the final exam. The community courses are of great importance for the female beneficiaries to be able to help those who need them during the current circumstances. It is worth mentioning that SARC psycho-social support project is supported by the Danish Red Cross.