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.
Increasing the production capacity of the automatic bakery in Salkhad City requires higher electrical capacity which, the water and sanitation team at SARC-Swaida was able to provide through delivering a new electric generator with the capacity of 315 KVA provided by ICRC to save costs and efforts of fixing the old generator’s failures. The automatic bakery in Salkhad City meet the needs of 160 thousand people in the city of Salkhad and its countryside with a production capacity of 18 tons of flour daily.
180 people from the local community and displaced families from Al-Kafr, Hobran, and Ateel villages participated in three seminars held by SARC-health promotion team and aimed to raise awareness on water quality, diseases prevention and epidemics caused by its pollution. The team members completed their activities through cleaning Oxfam water tanks, which supply water to Al-Kafr and Hobran villages; since, SARC Swaida Branch mission doesn’t stop at installing water tanks but it proceeds to maintain and clean it in cooperation with the local community in order to enhance the behaviors of keeping the water clean and prevent diseases.
Based on several standards and information collected by livelihoods team, the final stage of the home gardens project has been reached as the team visited various families to evaluate the project’s achievements and see how they benefited of its production regarding the quality and quantity. 1500 families in Swaida Governorate benefited from this project, which SARC and ICRC launched to empower displaced and affected families.