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New year event for elderly people

The same memories but a new year for 60 elderly people who narrated their stories for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers. In Sehnaya at Dar El Hanan the elderly danced with volunteers to welcome the new year during a ceremony ended with distributing gifts and delicious dessert.

Winter clothes for families in Deir Al Ashayer

Six children under 12 years are living in a house shaken by the strong wind. They seem weak but satisfied enough as their hearts have no fears about the coming days. This is how Um Mazzen’s family looks like. The elder child suffers respiratory infection which keeps him awake at night and the sick father can’t pay for medicines or outgoings. However, Um Mazzen is still optimistic “My kids are my fortune” she said. She told us how they escaped from Al Raqqa and walked for seven days to reach a safe area. Today, the family enjoys peace in Deir Al Ashayer town… Read More »

Eight months campaign for hygiene promotion

Many stories end today with the conclusion of eight months campaign which was launched by SARC volunteers last May in Rural Damascus. Where health promotion team organized an awareness campaign in cooperation with IMC in (Yabroud, Al Nabek, Qara, Sednaya, Al Barda, Al Tall, Al Dumayer) contained sessions about: lice, hepatitis, diarrhea, safe disposal of waste, leishmaniasis and safe water for more than 20 thousand people In addition, they distributed hygiene kits, garbage cans, sterilizers, soaps, baby diapers, lice shampoo, water gallons for more than 20 thousand families, and carried out personal care activities for 18 thousand kids in schools… Read More »

hygiene promotion campaigns in Rural Damascus

SARC hygiene promotion team in Rural Damascus organized a campaign in October 2017. The campaign was launched in (Al Hijana, Al Barka and Tishreen Station) areas, and aimed to shed light to various topics related to hygiene habits like washing hands, lice avoidance and treatment and hygiene personal care. It is planned to target mothers and children and to support them with the anti-lice shampoo provided by Adra organization. It is worth mentioning that up till now the campaign has reached 4215.

Health care for hundreds in Rural Damascus

Abu Ibrahim (70 years) and his neighbor Um Ghassan (68 years) are heading to the mobile clinic that visits their town every week. They both suffer hypertension.  Um Ghassan says: “It is normal to have hypertension after I lost three beloveds of my family” The Mobile Clinic provided them and 55 others with medicines in Al Ghezlania town on 28 November 2017, where four #SARC Mobile clinics visit 20 areas in Rural Damascus to secure health care and medical services supported by IFRC. 3478 cases received the necessary treatment during November. The cases varied between chronic diseases, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and respiratory infections.

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