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)
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.