On March 2017, SARC Damascus Disaster Management Unit finished two training courses on the principles of disaster management within 5 days for each. The courses aimed to develop the skills of the volunteers and improve their abilities on responding and high preparedness in order to help those affected everywhere. The topics included a brief on the principles of the International Movement and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the concept of disaster preparedness, emergency needs assessment, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, restoring family links, livelihoods and logistics. The two courses were carried out and supervised by trainers from SARC’s… Read More »
Due to the deterioration of the public health situations among the affected communities, SARC-Homs branch developed the national program for health promotion in the local communities in order to provide healthy and dignified life for the affected people. SARC-Homs health promotion team held a training health promotion course that aimed to provide 24 volunteers in Al-Wadi sub-branch to plan and carry out awareness activities for health promotion team there. The course included essential practical and theoretical sessions about “WASH” conception and the necessity of applying it during emergency, response and interventions, health promotion skills, social training, a tree of problems, “the… Read More »
Disaster management teams in SARC- Homs branch are still responding to the displacement movement of 920 families from Mharda and Sqalbiya area to AlWadi area in the western countryside of Homs. This displacement started on 23rd of this month as result of the current situation in Hama northern countryside. SARC team in AlWadi sub-branch distributed relief items (food and hygiene parcels, blankets, mattresses, kitchen sets, and solar power light) and checked up the health of the displaced persons. Theses relief items were offered by ICRC, UNHCR, and WFP.
SARC Rural Damascus branch teams delivered a humanitarian aid convoy to Khan Al Sheeh area in cooperation with UN offices on 30 March 2017. The convoy (11 trucks) was loaded with relief items: food parcels, hygiene kits, nutrition items, wheelchairs and medicines that match needs of 8250 ppl in this area. It’s worth to mention that these materials are donated by UNRWA, WFP, UNFPA, IOM and UNICEF.
SARC health center in Al Dumayr area provides health care services for patients and emergency cases. In February 2017, the center managed to treat 4990 patients and transferred 294 critical cases to Damascus and Rural Damascus hospitals.