Once again and after nine months break, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent- Rural-Damascus Branch managed to enter Ad Dumayr city with food relief aid, which is provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The first convoy entered in June 27th 2015, while the second was in July 4th 2015. The convoys were loaded with 2500 food parcel in each. SARC team of Dumayr sub- branch started the distribution process in June 28th 2015 . It’s worth mentioning that we in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are keen to distribute these relief aid for the most needy people and according to our principles.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »