Rural Damascus

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.


Another Collective Kitchen in Al-Tall City


Water and sanitation-SARC-Rural Damascus team equipped a kitchen inside AL-Shabab shelters in AL-Tall city with all the necessary supplies and equipment as refrigerators and cooking facilities, in addition to supporting the kitchen with the needed dry food components. This kitchen will serve more than 500 meals to the displaced people in the city, and the cooked food will be prepared by the women in the shelter. The meals are expected to be raised to about 800 meals per day. It is worth to mention that this kitchen is the second one in the area, after equipping another kitchen last year witch provides… Read More »


Harasta Sub-Branch Carry out Disaster Management principles Course


Based on its pursuit to build the capacities of the volunteers, the  Syrian Arab Red Crescent -Rural Damascus branch organized a Disaster Management course in Harasta Sub-Branch. 32 volunteers joined the three day course on 23-25-26 / 5 / 2015. The course included many basic subjects related to disaster management as ( sheltering – assessment – registration – distribution – health – safer access ), as well as a briefing on the principles of the international movement of red cross and red crescent. The volunteers were also briefed on the organization’s work mechanism and its basic principles which control its work.


Relief Aid to 1500 people in Harfa Village


Qatana- Sub Branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent  continues to respond to affected people  through its various activities and services. The sub branch   distributed 250 food parcels to the people of Harfa village on May 25th, 2015 It is noteworthy that all teams in the sub branch ( assessment- relief – psychological support) are in standby to provide help to needy people.  


Hygiene Awareness Campaign in Jaramana


It is well known that  Epidemics and contagious diseases increased in Summer Season, so Jaraman sub-branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent rushed to launch a hygiene awareness campaign in sheltering centers. This step came to prevent or at least to limit the spread of  contagious diseases among the Refugees crowds. The three day campaign, which supervised by a joint team of hygienic promotion team and the psycho-social support team, started on May 15th 2015. It involved several sessions of hygienic awareness that target  the  parents among refugees, who total 85 person. It also contained activities that addressed the  children like: Drawing, Singing, draw on fabrics, marionette/Puppet, and… Read More »


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