Seeking to create a first-aid post in Shahba City and as a part of its training and rehabilitation plan, the first aid department at SARC-Swaida carried out two courses on the principles of first aid on 15th of last month, with 64 participants from SARC – Swaida branch and sub-branches. The course included various topics, such as proper action steps, handling bleeding, fractures, burns, CPR and AB.
Similar to all Damascus Countryside, the situation in Sehnaya -Rural Damascus- is bad as displaced and affected families live under hard conditions. However, SARC volunteers seek always to help those families with critical support, as they distributed food parcels for more than 40 thousand people during 2017, provided by ICRC and WFP.
A month and a half are not that much long for those who enjoy normal conditions of life, but for people in Rasem AL Zebeeb area (220 families) who suffered lack of water, it seems ages. However, today they will have access to clean water in their homes as SARC installed an Oxfam water tank in the area last week. “Hard work turns into joy” said a volunteer from water and sanitation team at the end of the installing process.
During the first week of January 2018, SARC- Qatana Sub Branch organized a health awareness session in order to reduce the influence of the disease, where the volunteers talked about hygiene personal care and diseases prevention procedures. They also distributed 125 hygiene kits to the participant families.
The registration team at SARC-Swaida branch continues to update the data and the information of the displaced families in Swaida Governorate according to the basic standards designed for displacement condition and current residency. The team has completed the registration process for 4719 displaced families in 17 different villages and towns since the last June until the beginning of 2018.the registration is only available at the approved centers by SARC such as ( the branch – SARC posts) and includes the areas where SARC works.