News From The Branches

Disaster management principles courses in Quneitra


The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Quneitra branch finished two training courses in Disaster Management principles. The first one took place at SARC’s Quneitra main center between 19-24 May 2015, with 30 volunteers attending. The second one took place  in Al Boteha sub-branch between 26-30 May 2015, with 35 volunteers attending. The course contained lectures on the disaster preparedness, Relief, Assessment, Registering, Sheltering, Search and Rescue, Evacuation and Safer Access. SARC’s Quneitra branch organize these courses to qualify volunteers who would like to work in the humanitarian field.


Relief aid Items reached Al-Waer neighborhood


SARC Homs and in collaboration with the ICRC delivered an aid convoy to operating charities in Al Waer neighborhood on Thursday. The convoy contained 25 trucks loaded with food and non-food items , This mission started on  May 20th 2015. The items were offered by the ICRC, and contained (food parcels, hygiene kits, mattresses, candles, sleeping mats and school bags). More than 15.000 families will be benefited from these aids for a month.


Professional Training Projects for Beneficiaries are Launched in Homs


On April29th , SARC Homs branch – Akramah point and in collaboration with the Department of Education, opened the professional training center in Suleiman Al-Halabi school, in the Phosphate area, and in Abdo Khder Tlawe, in Al Zahra area. The joint work was launched with three training courses (household electricity, repairing mobiles and ICDL), so that 60 people will benefit from these courses. It is worth mentioning that the courses are free , and there will be more in the near future.


Responding to Palmyra’s displaced people in Ghazalah village


On  the eve of May 15th 2015, the Disaster Management Committee Teams of SARC- Homs branch rushed to Ghazalah village, that located on Homs- Palmyra road, in order to respond to 234  people who were forced out of their homes in  Palmyra to the mentioned village due to the recently strained situation. The displaced families took farms as  shelters and were terribly in dire need for basics of livelihood. In addition, the relief and sheltering teams distributed (hygiene kits, canned food parcels, mattresses, jerry can, blankets, sleeping mats, kitchen kits and tarpaulins). On their turn, The health care team treated some displaced people, observed their health situation… Read More »


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