News From The Branches

Eid activity for cancer children in Al-Jama’a hospital

The six years old girl, Aya, whispered, “I was waiting for this day, because  I know you will surprise us” whispered Aya (6 years) to SARC volunteer. The joy reflected in a big smile on Aya’s face is one of the most beautiful things that ever happened to SARC volunteers. At Eid Al-Adha, volunteers of the protection and psychosocial support team held an activity for children with cancer. The activity involved interactive games and concluded with film of children who  had overcome cancer. Volunteers regularly visit Aya and her peers at Al-Jama’a Hospital to temper the psychosocial effect of chemotherapy.


Small hands draw ways to big dreams


This pencil case made by their small hands is to fit their pencils, but not their big dreams. Children were highly interactive and full of enthusiasm as they were making and coloring pencil cases during an activity launched by psychosocial support team of SARC-Damascus branch at the beginning of the new school year. During the one week long activity, which was aimed to encourage children to attend the school, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers visited many sheltering centers and multiple clinics center, and gifted 330 children with stationary items.


SARC teams entered Al-Nashabieh area in Rural Damascus


SARC teams entered Al-Nashabieh area in Rural Damascus with humanitarian relief aid convoy (17 trucks) loaded with food parcels, flour, nutrition  items, hygiene kits, kitchen sets and children clothes. 7200 people there will benefit from these aid. It is worth to mention that the convoy is delivered in cooperation with UN Offices.


Bread is delivered to several areas


During the first half of 2017, SARC periodically delivered about 1,886,370 free bread bag in many areas in and around Damascus like (Yalda, Babila, Beit Sahem, Al-dwer Sheltering center, Al-Baja’a and Al-Dimas). In addition, bread was delivered on urgent responses to Barzeh, Al-Qaboun, Yarmouk camp, Madaya and Wadi Barada. The total number of beneficiaries reached to 100.000 people. As a side noteworthy SARC monitor the bread production process in order to ensure the high quality. It is worth to mention that the bread project is supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) .


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