Five years ago, Um Hasan left her home in Al Hasake but she couldn’t find a work to take care and support her three children and her sick husband. “I have never settled in a house for more than six months” she told Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers, who were assessing the needs of those families in all Rural Damascus areas in order to help them face the bad situation as they live in unfinished buildings. In January 2018, SARC teams delivered relief items to the people in need in Sednaya town. The items consisted of 136 mattresses, 5334 blankets, 581 kitchen… Read More »
Along the way to the makeshift camp, Um Foaad has a lot to tell about her displacement from Dara’a governorate to Swaida five years ago. As soon as we arrived in her tent, she started distributing the winter clothes, provided by SARC, to her grandchildren without forgetting to dedicate some for orphans. She believes that providing assistance is a humanitarian duty and kind of sharing-joy during hard times. Um Foa’ad and many other families currently live in a camp in Salkhad town, where the SARC volunteers visit them and provide relief materials supported by ICRC and UNHCR.
SARC Sahnaya dispensary treated 26 thousand people and provided them with free medicine during the last five years, where 100 patients visit these clinics every day: (internal, gynecology and pediatric). The director of the dispensary clarified that most cases suffer seasonal and chronic diseases, while other cases require specialized centers such as amputation, skin burns and cardiovascular disease. In the internal clinic, Abu-Ursan (83 years) waits for his turn to get medical check up and medicine. He has suffered stress and tension because he lost his home in Yarmouk camp. Where in the anteroom, Um Juma’a sits waiting to receive medicine for… Read More »
Seeking to create a first-aid post in Shahba City and as a part of its training and rehabilitation plan, the first aid department at SARC-Swaida carried out two courses on the principles of first aid on 15th of last month, with 64 participants from SARC – Swaida branch and sub-branches. The course included various topics, such as proper action steps, handling bleeding, fractures, burns, CPR and AB.
Similar to all Damascus Countryside, the situation in Sehnaya -Rural Damascus- is bad as displaced and affected families live under hard conditions. However, SARC volunteers seek always to help those families with critical support, as they distributed food parcels for more than 40 thousand people during 2017, provided by ICRC and WFP.