For two months, SARC volunteers have been taking a long road to reach 419 children in Blas and Azan villages in southern Aleppo countryside. They have held several activities to warn children about explosive war remnants. Volunteers concluded these activities with “Fun Day” to celebrate children’s commitment to what they have learned. Mothers were also targeted in those activities by an awareness program on child protection from violence and exploitation.
One drop in their weak body protects them from a disease, as 2734 children and 88 mothers received the vaccine by specialized volunteers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Harasta during last week. The vaccines included immunization against these diseases: (tuberculosis, Hepatitis, oral paralysis, muscle paralysis, measles), In addition to tetanus vaccine for mothers. The vaccination campaign will reach primary school students in the region soon.
The six years old girl, Aya, whispered, “I was waiting for this day, because I know you will surprise us” whispered Aya (6 years) to SARC volunteer. The joy reflected in a big smile on Aya’s face is one of the most beautiful things that ever happened to SARC volunteers. At Eid Al-Adha, volunteers of the protection and psychosocial support team held an activity for children with cancer. The activity involved interactive games and concluded with film of children who had overcome cancer. Volunteers regularly visit Aya and her peers at Al-Jama’a Hospital to temper the psychosocial effect of chemotherapy.
For the first time, SARC teams visit Al Shwaka area near Darya in Rural Damascus to distribute clothes for the families there. SARC psychosocial support team provided 200 kids and 80 men with clothes and 80 women with clothes and bags. It’s worth to mention that the clothes are provided by UNICEF.
On 21st May, 2017, SARC Rural Damascus branch delivered a humanitarian aid convoy (41 Trucks) loaded with relief items to Jairoud, Atna and Al Nasrya areas, for 44 thousand people in cooperation with ICRC and UN offices. The relief items, which are provided by ICRC, WFP, UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, contained 8850 food parcels, 8850 flour bags, 5450 kitchen parcels, 2500 hygiene kits, 8125 blankets, medical and nutrition items, safe birth kits, baby milk and clothes.