Emilda, 8, likes to come to the community centre in Al-Ghizlanieh, Rural Damascus, to do her homework. “Here I can study better. Even my teachers at school have noticed that, she says. Five years ago, Emilda had to leave her home in Al-Thiablieh in Rural Damascus due to the difficult situation there. During the years, she has been coming to the centre. Emilda’s dream is to become a lawyer. She would also like to help people to get better housing in the future. This project is supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
SARC Sahnaya dispensary treated 26 thousand people and provided them with free medicine during the last five years, where 100 patients visit these clinics every day: (internal, gynecology and pediatric). The director of the dispensary clarified that most cases suffer seasonal and chronic diseases, while other cases require specialized centers such as amputation, skin burns and cardiovascular disease. In the internal clinic, Abu-Ursan (83 years) waits for his turn to get medical check up and medicine. He has suffered stress and tension because he lost his home in Yarmouk camp. Where in the anteroom, Um Juma’a sits waiting to receive medicine for… Read More »
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.
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 »