In the midst of neighborhoods stamped with tiredness, SARC mobile clinic went through in order to reach Erbin town and provide relief to Abdulrahman (80 y). The old man welcomed SARC volunteers like a father. “I have 7 children, whom I know nothing about them, but you are my children also” he expressed his emotion after being checked up and provided proper medicines by SARC doctor. The clinic, which visits Eastern Ghouta villages periodically, provided medical treatments to more than 150 conditions in Erbin. It is worth mentioning that the clinic is supported by ICRC and IFRC.
For two months, they have used to meet and share class-desk in a catch-up program designed to reintegrate students into the education system. However, their last meeting in SARC community center carried different goal, which is to celebrate their success. Pass rate among beneficiaries of the educational program launched by Akrama center exceeded 90% and15 students excelled in middle-school education. Therefore, the center and child protection department organized awards ceremony to honor their successful performance and attendance. The ceremony included entertaining and interactive activities where the students share thoughts and joy.
In cooperation with UNFPA, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent supports the returnees in Kafersusa areas (Al-lawan, Mahayni) through a project targeting the young people (18-35). SARC-Livelihood Team provided those people with the basic equipment and essential materials to start their small enterprises, which varied to include sewing projects (15), hairstyle and cosmetics (7), industrial (7), groceries (4) and other 7 projects. The team follows up the projects to ensure the best results.
In response to the increased number of returnees to the Eastern neighborhoods of Deir Ezzour city (Harabesh, Al-Jafra, Al-tahtouh), SARC volunteers distributed relief aid to the due beneficiaries there. The aid consisted of food parcels, hygiene kits, personal hygiene kits, peanuts butter and high energy biscuits provided by IFRC, BRC and UNFPA.
“No words can describe my happiness. I can’t believe that he improved remarkably” said Maher’s mother. When his mother first brought Maher to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) malnutrition clinic supported by Canadian Red Cross, he weighed just 3.7 kilograms – less than average for his age, and suffered sleep disorder and dermal disease. He was diagnosed with severe malnutrition and submitted to proper treatment by SARC nutrition specialist. After a medical trip of four months, he perfectly recovered and weighed 9 kilograms. Today, the seven-months baby has got his smile that warms everyone’s heart.