Rural Damascus

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.


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.  


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