On March 2017, SARC Damascus Disaster Management Unit finished two training courses on the principles of disaster management within 5 days for each. The courses aimed to develop the skills of the volunteers and improve their abilities on responding and high preparedness in order to help those affected everywhere. The topics included a brief on the principles of the International Movement and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the concept of disaster preparedness, emergency needs assessment, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, restoring family links, livelihoods and logistics. The two courses were carried out and supervised by trainers from SARC’s… Read More »
SARC Rural Damascus branch teams delivered a humanitarian aid convoy to Khan Al Sheeh area in cooperation with UN offices on 30 March 2017. The convoy (11 trucks) was loaded with relief items: food parcels, hygiene kits, nutrition items, wheelchairs and medicines that match needs of 8250 ppl in this area. It’s worth to mention that these materials are donated by UNRWA, WFP, UNFPA, IOM and UNICEF.
SARC’s Disaster Management Team- Damascus Branch participated in the vaccination campaign that was launched on 13-16/03/2017 in Al-Qadam area and targeted 901 children from the mentioned area as well as to Al-Yarmouk Camp and Al-Hajar Al-Asswad. The campaign which was carried out in cooperation with Damascus Health Directorate and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society- Syria, is aimed to support the children age group (day one to 5 years old) with polio and other supportive vacancies in addition to the oral vitamins. It is worth to mention that SARC- DMU works 7/24 to alleviate the sufferings of affected people according to… Read More »
SARC Lattakia branch carried out a training course on Disaster Management Principles for 30 volunteers. The course contained many subjects in Disaster Management (International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, disaster concept, gender and diversity, the sensitive environment of conflict, water and sanitation, sheltering, logistic…)
Since purified drinking water is highly essential for patients with kidney diseases, SARC- Rural Damascus team delivered pure drinking water to the clinics in Al Tall City. On February 21, water team in SARC Rural Damascus Branch delivered 10000 water bottles (1.5 liter), supported by ICRC, to to 1500 beneficiaries.