The Syrian Arab Red Crescent constantly works on building capacity and skills of its volunteers at the field work, in order to be able to deliver humanitarian services efficiently. For this purpose , a Telecom Radio workshop was held for three days (1-3 March 2015) . The workshop brought together 17 volunteers from different Rural-Damascus’ sub-branches and centers. The workshop included scientific information on modern radio communications systems and way to build these systems and how to operate it in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organization. This workshop also included practice on the operation system(repeater and fixed stations). The volunteers were trained… Read More »
Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Aleppo branch’s teams succeeded in delivering Albumin, supported by World Health Organization, and cardiac chronic medications to Cardiac Clinics in eastern Aleppo neighborhoods (AlSukkari, AlSha’ar, AlMaghayer and AlSakhour). As soon as the mentioned medications ran out, SARC responded urgently to provide them through Bustan AlQasr – AlMasharqa Humanitarian Crossing Point and after coordinating with all parties on ground. Delivered medications also contained basic hypotensive agents and blood thinners.
Field intervention team of Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Aleppo branch has done several maintenance interventions during February 2015 in order to repair power lines in eastern part of Aleppo city. Maintenance work was carried out after coordinating with all parties on the ground and was conducted on three stages to involve all of the following neighborhoods: Jib AlQuba, Qerluq and AlMashatiya in Old Aleppo which brought electricity back to mentioned areas.
To ensure sustained water supply to all areas, Syria Arab Red Crescent – Aleppo branch’s water and sanitation team and International Committee of Red Cross installed 8 tanks of 2 mm2 (2000 liters) supported by ICRC. They also provided taps to water wells in Qalet Sharif area as well as a pump to one of the wells that they installed a tank on. It is noteworthy that the mentioned area has been suffering from water shortage for a long period of time.
Counseling Center for Psycho-social Support (Child Friendly Space), which is a part of SARC – UNICEF PSS joint project, concluded pregnant women-targeting awareness sessions. These sessions were held to 21 women and included tips and advices on taking care of themselves and of babies they are carrying as well as looking after newborns. The activity also included distributing special equipment for pregnant women supported by ICRC and included baby bathtub, emergency deliverance kit, hygiene items, diapers, newborn’s clothing and clothes for pregnant women.