During December, SARC-Homs relief teams supported more than 50 areas of Homs and its countryside with food and relief aids with beneficiaries total to 83000 families.
Relief teams continued registering and restoring data of 2183 displaced and affected families.
Al Waer Response:
Supported by UN agencies and ICRC, SARC Homs branch managed to access Al Waer area through a three-stage aid convoy. 15000 families from AlWaer and 2000 from Al Rabwa area benefited from the food items of the convoy.
Civilians’ evacuation response:
In cooperation with the UN agencies, SARC teams participated in evacuating wounded people from Al-Waer as well as 520 people (elderly, women and children) through cooperation with SARC-Hamah and Idleb branches.
SARC-Homs teams’ immediate response to Al-Zahra explosions:
On Saturday 12th of December, the first aid squads responded to an explosion in Al-Zahra. The squads transported 60 cases, 12 of them children, to the hospitals in Al-Zahra, and most of them have fragments in their body.
Through cooperation with SARC-Homs al-Zahra point, the relief teams checked affected families and provided them with the necessary needs. 1038 people of 237 families benefited from the relief aids.
Furthermore, on Monday 28th of December, SARC-Homs first aid squads responded to the notifications in the area. They transported 34 cases, 4 of them children. Then relief teams provided aid to 670 affected families in the explosion area.
First Aid Operations:
SARC- Homs branch the first aid squads responded to the notifications in December. They transported 1265 cases, and 29 cases from the outside of Homs, to be treated in Homs hospitals.
Health Relief and Primary Health Care
SARC Homs clinics continue receiving patients for semi-free prices.
SARC health beneficiaries exceeded 7403 patients in clinics and medical points in December as follows:
5541 patients in SARC Homs clinics, main center-AlGhouta (Specialist Clinics – Ambulance to night alternate).
978 patients in the dispensary of AlZahra point.
1606 patients in the dispensary of Akrama Point.
366 patients in the medical point of Alwadi sub-branch.
236 patients in the medical point of Al-Husin.
2290 patients in Al Shammas dispensary.
1685 patients in the medical point in Talbisah sub-branch.
242 patients in the clinics of Al Waer point.
Health care team continues its regular visits to reach more areas in the countryside and to provide suitable treatment for the residents of these areas.
The health mobile units visited 21 areas in Homs in December and treated 4179 cases:
Gynecological clinic treated 526 cases.
Pediatric clinic treated 1543 cases.
Internal clinic treated 2128 cases.
Health survey team continues carrying out health survey operations and registering medicine needs for the patients in the remote countryside and in the sheltering centers.
The team visited more than 24 areas in Homs in December and distributed chronic medicines to 4138 beneficiaries.
Mobile Health Teams:
Through co-operation with UNFPA, SARC-Homs health awareness team continues reproductive health project to provide its services through five mobile teams in the city and the countryside as well as the work of the staff of the clinics in Hasya and AlFurqlus.
2894 people benefited from free medical services in December, and 7598 people benefited from health awareness team’s educational and health service program.
The sheltering team supervises 134 sheltering centers. The families, in the temporary sheltering centers, benefited from food and non-food items as well as the distribution of diapers and elderly diapers.
Supported by ICRC, the team supervises 8 collective kitchens in Homs to serve cooked meals for people in sheltering centers and established a kitchen in Baba Amr.
Hygiene Promotion Team:
SARC-Homs hygiene promotion team continues its intervention in Homs and its countryside so that it continues its activities in Al-Waer sheltering centers. During December, SARC- Homs hygiene promotion team carried out a campaign called, “Together for a better school environment”, in 5 areas of Homs countryside. The campaign dealt with the lice and how to avoid it and the importance of handwashing.
The team’s activities concentrate on issues of personal hygiene behaviors, hand washing, water purification and storing, lack of hygiene and infectious diseases and how to avoid them and the problems faced by beneficiaries.
7849 people benefited from the team’s activities during December.
Psycho-social Support Team:
794 people benefited from the psycho- social support team’s services in December.
The team provides ladies with vocational training such as hairdressing and nursing as well as with social awareness topics and PWSN activities.
The total number of beneficiaries of the Child Friendly Spaces joint project with UNICEF is 15821 children. This project is for serving children through centers and mobile teams that held recreational and educational entertainments.
Water and Sanitation Team:
Supported by ICRC, the team continues the project of rehabilitating the temporary shelters in Homs and its countryside.
The team continues water trucking in Homs and checks the amount of water provided to 11057 beneficiaries daily. The team also fills the tanks in Homs old city with drinking water.
Due to the prevailing crisis , there is a dire need to support beneficiaries with livelihood projects in order to help them earn income and make them productive. The team checks and assesses the areas and beneficiaries’ needs.
91 people benefited from generating income projects through assessment visits and introductory sessions, 19 people of them are PWSN people who benefited from artificial limbs to empower their role in society.
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