63 first aid volunteers and 18 trainers were bounded together with volunteerism and humanitarian work spirits at experience exchange camp in Banias city that extended from 30 September to 5 October 2017. Upon a rehabilitation plan and performance evaluation in first aid field, SARC organized the 5th experience exchange camp with attendance of the first aid technical supervisor and first aid delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). During the six-day camp, many topics were explained and discussed like: reinforce relations among SARC branches, training on first aid maneuvers with practical application that enhance teamwork spirit, challenges and… Read More »
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held their joint annual meeting for the year 2017. The meeting, which aimed to review the jointly executed relief program between SARC and ICRC, brought together 18 disaster management and relief coordinators working in SARC-HQ and branches along with 12 delegates and employees working in ICRC relief department. The two-day meeting (1-2/10/2017) discussed many topics related to experience exchange, define positive practices and failure points, the prospects of the humanitarian situation, joint monitoring and follow up activities and response plan for 2018.
Due to the current crisis and its negative impacts on people in Syria, Syrian Arab Red Crescent has gone beyond the usual services provided in health field, and launched psychological health care service through specialized clinics. These clinics are run by qualified medical cadre, who provides medical diagnosis, behavioral treatments and free medicines. The treatment courses ranged between 6 months and 3 years depending on the cases. Dr. Mazen Khalil, psychiatrist specialist and technical supervisor of the psychological health clinics, stressed on the importance of the beneficiaries’ trust in the psychological treatment. He said that it is a basic step… Read More »
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held its first workshop on the geographic information system on 24- 28/9/2017. 17 information management coordinators from SARC- HQ and branches participated in the workshop. The opening session included an induction to basics of the geographic information system, while other sessions discussed topics on data resources, queries, analysis, referencing and projection. The workshop was concluded with a practical application using SARC data.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), held an advanced training course on “water pumps” for 23 volunteers on 22- 25/ 9/ 2017. The course aimed to raise SARC volunteers’ technical capacities in field of water pumps and water supplies in order to implement water project in professional and efficient manner of work. The workshop sessions contained informative lectures and practical applications on various topics: hydraulique principals, instructons on safety and operation, system maintenance and how to detect failures.