588 children participated in the Open Day event that organized by the hygiene promotion team in SARC’s Homs branch. The event was the final activity of “Together for a better school environment” campaign held in Kafr Aya. The mentioned campaign contained various communicative, competitive and cooperative activities (my tree, competition, washing hands, combine and discover, the treasure, clothesline, my tools and puppet theater). During its first stage, it emphasized on strengthening aspects of “washing hands, dealing with lice and scabies and the general and personal hygiene behaviors” among children. It is worth mentioning that the hygiene promotion project is a… Read More »
It is important to give information about the principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and to spread the Humanitarian International Law which Geneva Conventions represent its deep basic starting with the volunteers and ending with the whole local community. In March, SARC Homs held three workshops on the principles of the Humanitarian International Law. 106 volunteers of SARC Homs branch attended these workshops, that lasted for three sequence weeks.
On April 16th the SARC’s mobile health care team accompanied with the ICRC delegation had been to AlZakim village on a checking mission. The team check ed the work of the health care team and the services provided to the beneficiaries in the countryside. 222 patients were treated in the three clinics. Health care team continues its regular visits to reach more areas in the countryside and to help children and women suffering from cold weather problems, synchronizing with the liver diseases. The mobile clinics visited 15 areas in Homs and treated 3202 cases. Children suffer from malnutrition and most of age-group… Read More »
Alhalawa’s Thursday is a popular tradition. It is like a guest visiting Homs city on the first Thursday of April of every year. Adults and children usually celebrate it. It includes different kinds of popular white and pink sweets. Aiming at stabilizing original social traditions, SARC’s psycho- social team at the Child Friendly Spaces project provided an activity for a psychological relief in the centers of “ Maskhanah, Hesya, Alzahra’, and the inhabitants of the temporary sheltering centers in the city.” The team distributed 248 Kilos of sweets to 2450 people. The volunteers also participated the celebrating of this occasion with the… Read More »
On April 15th , the British Red Cross delegation headed by Ms. Razmi Farook, head of program managing in Syria and Lebanon, visited SARC- Homs branch. The delegation consisted of Mr. Alexander Matthew,the program manger, and Mr. Hosam Alfaysal, the supervisor of projects in Syria. The delegation met the Head of the board of directors, Dr. Motaz Alatassi, and the members. During the visit, they discussed the cooperation between SARC and the humanitarian partners, and then they did a tour in the building; they visited the clinics, the gynecological and obstetric section and the central operations room. Finally, they did… Read More »