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.
In the framework of Sub- Branches Support project which based between Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the supporting organizations, a delegation from British Red Cross visited Jableh sub-branch in Lattakia governorate. The delegation, who consisted of Ms. Razmi Farouk and Dr .Houssam Al-faisal, was accompanied with Mr. Hussein Hammoud, SARC-HQ project coordinator. During the visit, they cast an eye to the services and activities provided in the mentioned sub-branch and the distribution point there. They also met with the board of directors and the active volunteers, and discussed means of support as well as needs and requirements.