Branches News

Anti-leishmania Awareness Campaign in Al-Qaryatein


Health Promotion team in SARC Homs branch launches annual awareness campaigns at the beginning of each summer to prevent Leishmaniasis through raising awareness and providing the local community preventive items. Leishmaniasis is caused by the bite of certain types of sandflies which spread during summer. In summer 2016, Hussam from Qaryatein contracted Leishmaniasis on his face and hand. Through one awareness session, Hussam’s family and other returning families managed to know the causes, ways of transmission and ways of treatment. SARC team distributed mosquito nets after the sessions. Hussam recovered perfectly as the family followed the treatment steps and used… Read More »


Humanitarian Relief aid for 44 thousand people in Jairoud


On 21st May, 2017, SARC Rural Damascus branch delivered a humanitarian aid convoy (41 Trucks) loaded with relief items to Jairoud, Atna and Al Nasrya areas, for 44 thousand people in cooperation with ICRC and UN offices. The relief items, which are provided by ICRC, WFP, UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR,  contained 8850 food parcels, 8850 flour bags, 5450 kitchen parcels, 2500 hygiene kits, 8125 blankets, medical and nutrition items, safe birth kits, baby milk and clothes.


Distribution of Hygiene Kit for People with Special Needs in SARC-Maysat center in Damascus


 2071 hygiene kit for people with special needs distributed in May 2017 by SARC’s Disasters Management Unit – Damascus Branch at the Maysat center. The kits are supported by German Red Cross to reach beneficiaries of 560 new baby born and 1511 elderly, in addition to 354 health baskets provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The distribution process was carried out according to a follow-up mechanism in order ensure the health status of the beneficiary and the efficiency of needs matching, which contribute to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people according to the principles of… Read More »


Relief materials are distributed to Foaa and Kafriya people in Sayeda Zeinab area


2191 persons benefited from the humanitarian relief items distributed by SARC in the Sayeda Zeinab area and targeted Foaa and Kafriya people residing there. The distributed materials included (Mattresses _ Blankets _ Mats _ Jerrycans _ Plastic Sheets _ chargeable Light _ Canned Goods _ Kitchen Sets _ Hygiene Kits and Baby Diaper). This distribution process began on 22 April 2017 and will continue to match the needs of all people there.


Livelihood Team Distributed the second fodder batch of sheep grant project


Livelihood Team in SARC Lattakia Branch distributed the second batch of fodder in a completion of the sheep grant project which was distributed in the villages of Al-Hafah countryside (Al-Zanqofeh-Dafil-Maysaloun-Qadisiya-Obin-Bet Alshakouhy- Rabieh- Babna-Barouda- Abo Mecca- Blota –Nozha). 200 kg of fodder was delivered to each beneficiary family  and the total  reached 30 ton of distributed fodder. This project is implemented by SARC in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.


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