“No words can describe my happiness. I can’t believe that he improved remarkably” said Maher’s mother. When his mother first brought Maher to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) malnutrition clinic supported by Canadian Red Cross, he weighed just 3.7 kilograms – less than average for his age, and suffered sleep disorder and dermal disease. He was diagnosed with severe malnutrition and submitted to proper treatment by SARC nutrition specialist. After a medical trip of four months, he perfectly recovered and weighed 9 kilograms. Today, the seven-months baby has got his smile that warms everyone’s heart.
SARC-Livelihood team in Idleb branch paid field visits to the villages, where farmers supported with seeds grant project. The visits aim to evaluate the success process through sampling and monitoring tools. In fact, this project is supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and actively proved its positive impact on beneficiaries regarding food security and self-sufficiency.
During last October SARC volunteers distributed relief aid to more than 500 families from Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in Al Dimas area with the support of ICRC , WFP and UNHCR . 1000 hygiene kits, 2500 blankets, 500 kitchen kits, 500 water gallons, 500 chargers, 1500 mats, 1000 Plastic linoleum, 1000 winter clothes for men and 1000 for women, in addition to 3500 food parcels were provided.
Water and sanitation team at SARC-Swaida branch provided 20 submersible water pumps with different capacities, as a part of its joint plan with International Committee of Red Cross for this year, in order to activate the inoperative water wells in Swaida.The team delivered the pumps to Swaida Water Establishment on last month to be installed one by one according to the priorities and the needs of each region. This steep will put the wells into action and increase water provisions.
Handicapped kids have special ambitions that make them different from other kids and motivate SARC community center team in Jaramana to help them cope with the community through entertainment activities. The team organized an activity on 31 October 2017, for younger and physically handicapped kids, that contained collective games and handicrafts. The participants were presented with nice gifts at the end of the activity.