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Health care for hundreds in Rural Damascus


Abu Ibrahim (70 years) and his neighbor Um Ghassan (68 years) are heading to the mobile clinic that visits their town every week. They both suffer hypertension.  Um Ghassan says: “It is normal to have hypertension after I lost three beloveds of my family” The Mobile Clinic provided them and 55 others with medicines in Al Ghezlania town on 28 November 2017, where four #SARC Mobile clinics visit 20 areas in Rural Damascus to secure health care and medical services supported by IFRC. 3478 cases received the necessary treatment during November. The cases varied between chronic diseases, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and respiratory infections.


Vegetable seeds for thousands families in Rural Damascus


a small house garden becomes a source of livelihood for many families in winter as SARC team supported them with vegetable seeds (spinach, parsley, cabbage, beans, peas) for agriculture. In addition, they distributed fertilizers and some agricultural tools to support the beneficiaries, improve their living conditions and enhance the agricultural sector in 65 areas in Rural Damascus including hard to reach areas like Jairoud and Rouhaiba in Qalamon. This project will help 27,000 people from the most vulnerable groups to have their own projects in agricultural products, and it’s supported by ICRC and IFRC.


Um Yahya receives insulin from Medical Center in Jaramana


Um-Yahya (41 years), displaced from Hajira area,  used to receive insulin from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Medical Center in Jaramana monthly.  “I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 24. I  was a shocked then, but my doctor helped me to fight it through diet and medicine, thank God after that I have had two kids”. 50 patients with diabetes visit the Medical Center which is supported by IFRC in Jaramana every day, This number constitutes half of the beneficiaries from the internal clinics according to the director of the center, while every month 1800 people get antidiabetic… Read More »


psychosocial support activities in Al Ghezlania


Fatima( 9 years) waits the whole week to join her friends ( the psycho-social support volunteers ), who come each Monday,  in Al Ghezlania Consulting Center and participate  in their activities  among more than 500 kids and teenagers. In the same time, 200 students from primary and secondary school certificates attend the center to get Maths, Physics, Chemistry and  french language classes. IFRC supports this center  working in cooperation between SARC and DRC.


Disaster management course for 34 volunteers


“Volunteers’ vitality couldn’t be slow down, as they demonstrate the importance of humanitarian work again and again”, said SARC rehabilitation and training officer in a concluding word on the final day of the disaster management course, which launched by SARC in Al-Nabek town on 17- 21/08/2017. 34 volunteers from Jairoud sub branch participated in this course, which contained: (Sphere Project, Food and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Shelter, Evaluation, Logistics, Hygiene Promotion and Risk Analysis). Notes, these topics were given according to the new curriculum of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).


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