First aid squads’ work is a crucial part in disasters response; therefor SARC-Swaida Branch dedicated its fifth course this year on principles in disasters management for 25 first aiders, so they can fully meet their humanitarian duty in time of disasters. During the five-day course, the volunteers received the information of the basics on how to respond to disasters in accordance with its phases and nature, the information was given according to the new curriculum of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The course concluded on Sunday 2-12-2018. To be mentioned, this training course was supported… Read More »
The destitution team at SARC-Swaida Branch managed to reach 5612 affected and displaced families during the fourth distribution cycle this year which took place last month. SARC provided the beneficiaries with 10488 food parcels including food cans, flour and Bulgar, in addition to 1952 none-food items such as (hygiene kits – kitchen kits- mattresses – blankets-plastic tarpaulins) and other items, supported by ICRC, BRC, WFP, GRC, and UNHCR.
On 5-9-2018, SARC Swaida Branch launched a 5-day training course on disasters management principles. 23 volunteers from all SARC departments, participated in the course and learned the basics of disasters management and responding to them according to each stage of the disaster, in addition to the implemented producers during providing food, shelter and healthy living conditions to the affected people to alleviate their suffering. These topics were given according to the new curriculum of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). To be mentioned, this training course was supported by the British Red Cross.
Disaster management unit at SARC Swaida Branch held a training course on the principals of disasters management, which included several topics such as (disaster concept and preparedness – urgent needs assessment – basics of psycho-social support – water and reconstruction – restoring family links – health in emergencies – emergency shelters establishing). The training carried out for five days, with the attendance of 22 volunteers from Shahba sub-branch, in order to enable them to respond to emergencies and to offer help to whom in need. To be mentioned, the training was supported by the British Red Cross.
It is well known that family get together around the breakfast table in holy Ramadan month to have their Iftar meal. Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers took the opportunity this Ramadan to support many families to prepare healthy and rich food. Since the beginning of April, the volunteers have distributed 95248 food parcels and canned food for 476240 beneficiaries in Rural Damascus areas. these items are provided by ICRC, WFP, BRC, IFRC.