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 »
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.