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.
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.
families residing in Al Darkhabiya village are getting prepared to rehabilitate their houses and install rain-proof isolators with a help from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers. In the same time SARC- relief teams visited this area and distributed: 2435 blankets, 974 plastic linoleum, 487 water gallons, 487 clothes, 487 hygiene kits, 487 chargers, 974 jackets, supported by UNHCR.
“Finally, we got a water tank, we’ll not be bothered carrying gallons to fill water anymore” said Ahmad (12 years) after his family received a water tank in Al-Tall area. Ahmed’s family from Harasta is an example of hundreds of families who live in unfinished buildings and have difficulty getting basics of living, so SARC water team distributed 150 water tanks ( each of 1 M cubic capacity) for them in the middle of this month. It is worth mentioning that this project is supported by Medair.
a small house garden becomes a source of livelihood for many families in winter as SARC team supported them with vegetable seeds (spinach, parsley, cabbage, beans, peas) for agriculture. In addition, they distributed fertilizers and some agricultural tools to support the beneficiaries, improve their living conditions and enhance the agricultural sector in 65 areas in Rural Damascus including hard to reach areas like Jairoud and Rouhaiba in Qalamon. This project will help 27,000 people from the most vulnerable groups to have their own projects in agricultural products, and it’s supported by ICRC and IFRC.