Rural Damascus

Training course for the Hygiene promotion teams


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Rural Damascus branch launched “principles of hygiene promotion” course on June 14th 2015. The eight day course, which was attended by  29 volunteer form various SARC sub-branches, included various items on its agenda like methods of assessment, WASH teams respond in emergencies, water related diseases and others. This course aimed to qualify and train SARC teams of Rural Damascus sub-branches. It is worth to mention that the Hygiene promotion project is carried out corporation with UNICEF.  


Relief Items to Affected Families in Qatana


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Qatana sub- branch distributed  2547 food parcel, 579 flour bags and 961 blankets  to the affected families in Qatana and Jdadet Artooz on June 25 th 2015. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent always keen on the distribution of relief materials to the most vulnerable groups, according to its principles.


SARC Provides Services in Al-Sa’adeh town


Bad living conditions, disease widespread and the lack of  services provided to displaced families triggered SARC teams to response to Al-Kiswah (Al Saada area) on June 1st 2015. SARC’s health team provided health care to 387 beneficiaries, the Psycho-social support teams provided entertainment activities and purposed play to 175 Child, in addition to distributing gifts at the end of the activity. Other volunteers made awareness sessions to the mothers on  disease prevention and reproductive health. The day was concluded with distributing 168 kit with( hygiene kit- kitchen kit – water gallon- plastic sheet – blankets – mattresses – lice shampoo), hoping to bringing a smile… Read More »


SARC & ICRC Joint Visit to Sehnaya Area


Water and Sanitation team of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent- Rural Damascus Branch and along with Water and Sanitation team of the International Committee of the Red Cross paid an assessment visit to Sehnaya city  on June 7th 2015. The teams met the Municipal Council and discussed issues related to the  water sources and  sanitation problems. Therefore they suggested  water situation’s improvements through equipping wells in order to increase its production. The delegation was briefed on the shelters’  preparation and the water pumping projects that the ICRC already provided in the area. It is noteworthy that the water project is in collaboration between the International Committee… Read More »


ECHO paid a Visit to SARC’s Facilities in Rural Damascus


On June 6th 2015, The European Commissions –Director General for Humanitarian Aid delegation along with a delegation from SARC Head Quarter and SARC’s Rural Damascus Branch paid a visit to SARC’s Qatana dispensary. The visitors were briefed on the work mechanism as well as they met doctors and medics on shift. The delegation also visited SARC’ sub-branch in Qatana, as well as the Medical Compound mobile clinics, First Aid Centre and the sheltering center in Jaramana city.


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