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Relief aid convoy to Addar Al- Kabira, Homs

Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) delivered 30 trucks loaded with relief materials to Addar Al- Kabira town in #Homs city on 19/10/2017. The convoy, which jointly delivered by SARC, ICRC and UN, consisted of 6700 food parcels, 6700 flour bags, 8700 hygiene kits, 5000 mattresses, kitchen kits, winter clothes, school supplies, nutrition items, medicines, routine vaccines, polio and measles vaccine.

SARC’s medics gathering in Banias “Experiences Exchange Camp”

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 »

SARC & ICRC held the joint annual meeting

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.

Psychological health care service is provided by SARC

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 »

The first workshop on “Geographic Information System”

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.

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