Operational Update – Hama Branch January 2015

SARC’s-Hama branch launched various  activities  throughout January 2015. However, the most prominent services were the distribution of 56693 food parcels to displaced and affected families, and the installation of two 45000-litere Oxfam tanks in Maardes.


The Registration team registered full data for 340 affected and displaced people, while the assessment team continued evaluating the needs of the sheltering centers and houses of the affected and displaced families. They evaluation covered 300 families.

The distribution team delivered 49713 food parcels with beneficiaries of 243692 people, 6980 parcels of food-conserved cans that benefited 39907 and 1553 flour bag that benefited 6285 people. Regarding the relief items, the team distributed blankets, mattresses, hygiene kits, chargers, candles and baby diapers to 150608 people.


SARC- Hama branch, provided health care and first aid services. The first aid team responded to 35 cases in January.  The beneficiaries of the services provided by the dispensary were 639 in total. The mobile health team provided primary health care and free medication to 890 persons in 14 temporary sheltering centers.

The Comunity Management Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)teams paid field visits to houses and examined 2904 children. Moreover, CMAM mobile clinic received 415 pregnant and breast feeding women and 1093 children. 522 children suffer from cases of acute malnutrition.

Water Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH)

Hama SARC’s water sanitation and hygiene promotion team installed 45 M3 OXFAM tanks in Maardes area, and maintained and cleaned OXFAM tanks installed in Hama and Salamyeh. Moreover, they carried out maintenance and rehabilitation of Al-Tyres hotel and Al-Dhahriyeh school sheltering center. SARC’s-Hama branch continued providing potable water to remote neighborhoods via its water lorries

Psycho-social Support

The Mobile Psycho-social Support team provided the needed services for 366 affected and displaced people, mostly children, in sheltering centers.

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