Rural Damascus

Hygiene promotion activities in Rural Damascus

Hygiene promotion team in SARC’s Rural Damascus branch concluded many awareness campaigns during Dec.2017 that addressed communicable diseases in these areas: (Yabroud, Al Tall, Al Dumayer, Qatana, Jairoud, Jaramana and Dwilaa). The campaigns contained several topics about (lice, scabies and leishmania) and targeted 12033 people, who also were presented with shampoo, soaps and brochures at the end of each campaign. SARC team also distributed winter clothes for 1060 people in Qara, organized awareness sessions for 40 mothers in Jairoud, and carried out an activity for 350 kids and 107 Youngers in Al Dwilaa.

Psychosocial support training courses for 57 volunteers

SARC Rural Damascus branch organized two psychosocial support training courses in the end of 2016; each course lasted for 7 days. 57 volunteers had participated in these courses, which included sessions about the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, crisis events and psychosocial support, stress and coping, loss and grief, community-based psychosocial support, psychological first aid and supportive communication, children, supporting volunteers and staff.

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