Branches News

Health Promotion team Response in Homs countryside

Health Promotion team in SARC Homs branch continues response in Homs countryside. The team launched a campaign to raise awareness of the local community and provide them with protective items. The team also held some educational sessions about leishmaniasis in Al Ferqlous, Rajm Toko and Al Darwishia, and distributed 190 mosquito nets to 95 families. This campaign is in cooperation between SARC and ICRC.

Children in Al-Tall presents SARC with a gift

Their eyes were following the boxes delivered into their school and they started to whisper to each other about the contents! Could it be colored toys? Or it carries some winter clothes and shoes? They quietly sat at their desks and tried to suppress their noisy curiosity waiting for the gift exchange deal. We presented them with gifts of school bags and supplies, and in return they promised us to study hard and succeed. Their joy exceeded all thanking words. Those children, who lives in Al-Tall area, went back home carrying big smile of face and a lot of dreams… Read More »

Small hands draw ways to big dreams

This pencil case made by their small hands is to fit their pencils, but not their big dreams. Children were highly interactive and full of enthusiasm as they were making and coloring pencil cases during an activity launched by psychosocial support team of SARC-Damascus branch at the beginning of the new school year. During the one week long activity, which was aimed to encourage children to attend the school, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers visited many sheltering centers and multiple clinics center, and gifted 330 children with stationary items.

The third humanitarian aid convoy delivered to Deir Ezzour

Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) entered Deir Ezzour city with the third humanitarian aid convoy (12 trucks) on Thursday, September 14, 2017. This convoy, which was delivered with dedicated efforts of SARC volunteers from many branches (Tartous, Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Deir Ezzour), consisted of non-food relief items (hygiene kits, tarpaulin, flashlights) provided by United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and personal hygiene kits for male and female supported by United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), and water & sanitation materials provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

6259 children were vaccinated in Douma city

Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) – Douma branch managed within three days, 5-7/9/2017, to vaccinate 6259 children in Douma city. The primary vaccination campaign targeted children aged between one day and two years with routine vaccines. It is worth to mention that the 80 volunteers carried out the campaign in five locations around the city.

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