News From The Branches

SARC-Homs Invest wind power to lighten the Old City


Due to the returning movement to Homs old city of and the increasing need of an alternative power, SARC-Homs supported livelihood services there. It provided the old city  with alternative services such as lights in streets at night to keep the markets activities on work till late hours at night. SARC-Homs disaster management committee “studying projects” team finished the final stage of a pilot project to lighten streets in the mentioned area by wind power. “Al Dandachi for investment” supported this project, that took six months to be prepared. The team put lights in the main entrance of the old city, south-west side of Bani al Sibai neighborhood which… Read More »


SARC’s Quneitra performing an urgent sanitation project in Jweza shelter


Syrian Arab Red Crescent Water and Sanitation team in Quneitra branch has started a sanitation project in Al Jweza shelter at Al Koom area. This project is implementing to serve more than 70 resident family in Jweza, supported by UNICEF. Drilling rot has become bad attraction to insects and rodents; it affected drinking water wells badly, and causes sewage water overflow in residential rooms. Project costs about 7 million S.P, and it is expect to be finished within 25 days from middle of July 2015.


Installing 91 Tanks in Aleppo


Aleppo branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent continues responding to Aleppo’s water crisis. SARC – Aleppo water and sanitation team and in cooperation with ICRC has delivered and installed 91 tanks during the last week. Tanks, which varied from plastic to bladder and metal, were installed in 59 different points throughout Aleppo city.    


An Emergency response to water pollution in Quneitra


Syrian Arab Red Crescent- Quneitra branch responded to many pathological cases resulted from water pollution in Khan Arnabe districts through July 2015. Mobile health clinic was keen to visit these areas. They checked all families and children who showed symptoms of inflammatory and provided more than 83 person with needed medicine. Water and Sanitation team arranged an awareness campaign about the needs to preserve clean water sources and follow up periodically sterilized. The team distributed about 1200 chlorine pills sterile (Aqua tabs). SARC’s Volunteers briefed people on basics about using chlorine pills where the campaign reached 200 family.    


SARC Akramah Point Assessed Needs on Eid Al-Fitr


On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, SARC-Homs Akrama point team along with the management distributed food parcels to the affected families and toys to the children who live in wretched tinny  houses in Al-Phosphate area and in the countryside of Ashira and Karam El-Looz. The team also made assessment to their needs.


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