The Syrian Arab Red Crescent- HQ in cooperation with UNICEF organized two induction workshops related to psychosocial support (PSS) on “Project of Protection and Active Response for children teenagers and crisis affected persons” on 12-17/6/2017. The workshops involved various subjects like: (PSS activities addressed to the people with special needs, child protection awareness, vocational training program for adults and crisis’ remnants awareness program). SARC –PSS coordinators along with 54 volunteers, data entry staff members, who work in SARC community centers and mobile clinics, participated in the workshops, which brought them together from SARC branches of Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dara’a, Homs,… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) condemns the attack that targeted it’s humanitarian aid convoy, which was supposed to be delivered to Harasta area today. Unfortunately, the convoy and its team were on their way when the bullets ran over them. One of the trucks’ drivers was severely injured and transported to the hospital. He is now under surgery. This attack happened where #SARC and its #humanitarian partnerswork hand in hand to deliver 37 trucks loaded with relief aid. SARC calls on all parties to protect the humanitarian workers, facilitate their mission and respect SARC emblem. We are #NotATarget !… Read More »
As soon as people started returning to their village in Nahllaya south Idlib, SARC launched its first livelihood project there to be the first step forward to help the returnees. Since agriculture has been the main source of livelihood in the mentioned village, livelihood team concluded its assessments with the “Home gardens project” to be the most preferred choice that could improve and enhance food security for most vulnerable people there. The project, which was launched in cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies on May 1st, 2017, is aimed to secure a varied food… Read More »
Due to the imposed accumulated stress over the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers, SARC organized a workshop on peer support program on 14-17/5/2017. The course, which is carried out in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, targeted 13 volunteers of Damascus branch and supported them with the needed training on how to deal with the psychological stress. The participating volunteers will be able to promote the service of peer support among their colleagues in the branch.
The Mental Health Gap Action Program presents a good solution In light of the challenges imposed by the current crisis in Syria, the sever lack of psychologists and the increase of the mental health disorder cases. In cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organized a training course on the mentioned program on 21-25/5/2017. The course brought together 25 doctors of SARC staff members who work in primary health care all over the Syrian governorates. It dealt with many topics of depression, bipolar disorder, collapse, psychosis and psychological… Read More »