News From The Branches

Distribution of Hygiene Kit for Special Needs at the Maysat center in Damascus


During the first half of April 2017 SARC’s Disasters Management Unit – Damascus Branch distributed a total of 3350 Hygiene Kit for Special Needs at the Maysat center in Damascus. The number of beneficiaries was 850 newborns, children and 2,500 elderly, provided by the German Red Cross, in addition to 350 health baskets provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The distribution process is carried out according to a follow-up mechanism, to ensure the health status of the beneficiary and the extent of his periodic needs, to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people, according to the principles… Read More »


SARC Hama still responds to the families displaced from Hama countryside.

Disaster Management Teams in SARC- Hama branch responded to the families displaced from the northern and north-western countryside of Hama (Maardes, Majdal, Qumhanih, Mhardah, khattab, Al-Sheeha, Al-Sheer and marzaf). SARC Hama had prepared a temporary shelter centers for these families, and organized all needed distributions process of various relief aid items like: food parcels, canned food, blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits, mattresses, blankets and solar power lights. Moreover, water and sanitation team had set up some water units in shelter centers in order to provide drinking water. On its turn, First-aid squads treated several humanitarian cases and transferred them from… Read More »


Humanitarian Relief Aid Reached Yalda, Babila and beit sahm


On Saturday 8th of April 2017 SARC’s Disaster Management Unit in Damascus Branch in cooperation with United Nations offices, delivered humanitarian relief aid convoy to Yalda, Babila and beit sahm towns. The relief aid convoy which contains 7000 food parcels, 7000 Hygiene Kits, Nutrition items for Children, Medicine and Medical Supplies will match the needs of 35.000 people in the mentioned towns.  


Two Training Courses on Disaster Management Principles


On March 2017, SARC Damascus Disaster Management Unit finished two training courses on the principles of disaster management within 5 days for each. The courses aimed to develop the skills of the volunteers and improve their abilities on responding and high preparedness in order to help those affected everywhere. The topics included a brief on the principles of the International Movement and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the concept of disaster preparedness, emergency needs assessment, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, restoring family links, livelihoods and logistics. The two courses were carried out and supervised by trainers from SARC’s… Read More »


A humanitarian aid convoy enters Khan Al Sheeh area


SARC Rural Damascus branch teams delivered a humanitarian aid convoy to Khan Al Sheeh area in cooperation with UN offices on 30 March 2017. The convoy (11 trucks) was loaded with relief items: food parcels, hygiene kits, nutrition items, wheelchairs and medicines that match needs of 8250 ppl in this area. It’s worth to mention that these materials are donated by UNRWA, WFP, UNFPA, IOM and UNICEF.


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