For the first time in his life, Hussein (three years old) carries his medicines carefully after he got proper medication from the mobile medical team in Otaya (Eastern_Ghouta). SARC’s volunteers organized awareness sessions about reproductive health, first aid and psychosocial support. They also check up 82 beneficiaries and give them medicines in a support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). It is worth mentioning that the Syrian Arab Red Crescent teams organize periodic visits in Rural_Damascus areas, to raise health awareness against communicable diseases
Schools might look similar to each other in Eastern Ghouta, but there is a school (Bashir Abdulhawad) in Hamuria looks more beautiful with ornamented drawings coloured by the students and SARC’s PSS coloring an activity launched to encourage the students to back to school. “I want to be a civil engineer in the future in order to rebuild our house” said Omer, one of the students. He and more 50 students participated in the mentioned activity to have their school revived and a better place to study.
SARC’s volunteers organized an entertaining activity for 3200 children in Fatema Al-Zahraa School on Monday, Oct 15, 2018. The participated children got stationery and other gifts provided by ICRC and DRK.
SARC’s volunteers distributed relief non-food items to 300 families in Otaia town in Eastern Ghouta on 14-15/10/2018. The items consisted of 1345 blankets and 550 mattresses provided by the UNHCR.
On Saturday, Oct 13, 2018, SARC’s teams have started their response to the people affected by the heavy rainfall resulted in flash flooding in Al-Jibbeh village in Rural Damascus where it caused damages and forced people out of their homes. The teams supported more than 1000 displaced families with relief aid (1000 food parcels, 285 mattresses and 1500 blankets) provided by ICRC and UNHCR.