News From The Branches

Water project in Al Ghezlaniya

SARC Water and Sanitation team started a project to drag water to Al Ghezlaniya town from two wells on the airport road on Oct 21, 2017. According to the project’s in charge engineer, the wells have  water provision of  200 m3/h that will reach the town through  1800 meters water pipeline, in addition to 4 horizontal pumps, which will be installed  to raise the water into two tanks. This project will provide drinking water for 80,000 beneficiaries in Al Ghezlaniya in cooperation with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).

psychosocial support activities in Al Ghezlania

Fatima( 9 years) waits the whole week to join her friends ( the psycho-social support volunteers ), who come each Monday,  in Al Ghezlania Consulting Center and participate  in their activities  among more than 500 kids and teenagers. In the same time, 200 students from primary and secondary school certificates attend the center to get Maths, Physics, Chemistry and  french language classes. IFRC supports this center  working in cooperation between SARC and DRC.

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.

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