SARC Livelihood team jointly with ICRC delegation paid a visit to Qara village in Rural Damascus on 19 February. The visit aimed to evaluate the wheat seeds project which was launched in cooperation with SARC Qara sub branch, and an assessment to farmers’ needs. It’s worth to mention that Livelihood project helps 1700 families in Rural Damascus areas.
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.
SARC Rural Damascus teams delivered a humanitarian aid convoy (11 trucks) to Al Rhaiba town in cooperation with ICRC on the 15th of February . The convoy was loaded with items of 2000 food parcels, 6000 blankets, 2000 hygiene parcels and water stuff which are enough for 10000 people.
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.
The collective kitchen in SARC Al Dumayr sub branch in cooperation with the city council and local community prepared about 60000 meals during last November and December. These meals targeted the families who came from eastern areas to Al Tadrip Al Jamee and Adra School, noting that the raw items in the kitchen are donated by the local community and ICRC.