Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers distributed relief items to the families in Eastern Ghouta. The items contained mattresses, blankets, food parcels, hygiene kits, lamps, water gallons and fans to more than 3850 families in Htetat Al Turkman and Deir Al Asafir villages. These items were provided by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UNICEF.
SARC- Al Nabek sub-branch organized first aid course for 30 volunteers to enhance their ability in emergency responses. The course lasted for three days and involved many subjects regarding first aid such as handling wounds, bleedings, fractures and burns, and proper acting steps. This training prepares the volunteers to provide emergency assistance and alleviate the impact of accidents and crises.
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.
Due to the unfortunate incidents that took place in the eastern rural of Swaida Governorate, people cleared out of their homes with few things in hands and a lot of hope in their hearts for a better tomorrow. SARC Swaida Branch supported these affected families by providing them with relief assistance materials such as (207 food parcels – 139 hygiene kits – 653 mattresses- 863 blankets – 66 children kits – 185 kitchen kits) until 31/07/2018. To be mentioned those aids are supported by (ICRC, WFP, IFRC, UNHCR, GRC, and NRC)