Few drops of clean water make Khaled (14 years) smiles, as he carries water with his friend Mohammed to their rooms at the training center in Al Dumayer. “Clean water is good for my little brother because he is sick” said Khaled while filling water to help his brother who has kidney disease, where he settled in this center with his family after they left their homes in Palmyra. But here SARC water and sanitation team provides pure water through a tank (5 cubic meters) three times a day to 1100 people, in a support from the International Committee of… Read More »
One call could save many lives, like thousands of people in Rural Damascus who received first aid services because they called the emergency rooms. In that line, SARC first aid teams transferred more than 16 thousand cases last year, where the emergency centers examined about 150 thousand patients and provided them with necessary treatment in all Rural Damascus areas (Jaramana, Kiswa, Qatana, Arna, Dumayer, Harasta and Ain Menin). While the trainers completed six beginner courses and three advanced, 246 paramedics were completing their missions in several responses, including (Madaya, Zabadani, Wadi Barada, Douma and Beit Jinn). These first aid services were… 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.
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.