SARC-Homs Operational Update- May 2016
- 81000 families benefited from relief operations in Homs during May.
- 41 trucks of relief aids reached Al-Waer, Al-Houla and Al-Qaryatayn.
- SARC-Homs medical clinics and points received 19300 patients during May.
- The second humanitarian aid stage reaches Talbisah, and the first one reaches Al-Houla.
- SARC-Homs teams respond to returning families to Al-Qaryatayn.
- Hygiene promotion team carries out a local hygiene campaign and concludes “Together for Better Environment” campaign in Al-Zuhoria area.
- A training course of mastering sewing woolen clothes for several female workers.
- Ladies committee funds a project of cooking and a project of carpentering by small loans.
During May, SARC-Homs relief teams provided 81500 displaced and affected families in more than 55 areas of Homs and its countryside with food and non-food items.
Relief teams continue registering and restoring data of 1665 displaced and affected beneficiaries, 358 beneficiaries of them is pregnant women.
SARC-Homs teams delivered humanitarian aid convoys to Besieged areas and hard to reach areas through cooperation with ICRC and UN Offices.
During May, a second aid convoy, which consisted of 19 trucks, followed the first one that was delivered on 27th of April. In addition, 10 relief aid trucks reached Al-Houla at the end of May as a first stage.
Further, SARC-Homs teams provided 650 families who returned to Al-Qaryatayn with 12 relief aid trucks, distributed through two stages during May.
First Aid Operations:
SARC- Homs branch first aid squads responded to the notifications in May. They transported 1233 cases, 24 cases of them are 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 19308 patients in May as follows:
6268 patients in SARC Homs clinics, main center (AlGhouta), (the medical clinics and the night dispensary).
1072 patients in the dispensary of AlZahra point.
2293 patients in the dispensary of Akrama Point.
3746 patients in the medical point of Arratan sub-branch.
1928 patients in Talbisah dispensary.
3195 patients in Al-Shammas dispensary.
270 patients in the medical point of Al-Husin.
248 patients in the clinics of Al-Waer point.
288 patients were received in SARC-Homs hospital (intensive care section, genealogical and obstetric section and hemodialysis units).
Health care team continues its regular visits to reach more areas in the countryside in order to help patients there.
The health mobile units visited 23 areas in Homs in May and treated 3897 cases in the gynecological, pediatric and internal clinics.
Health survey team registered medicine needs and carried out health survey for the patients in the remote countryside and in the sheltering centers.
The team visited 24 areas in Homs in May and distributed chronic medicines to 3853 beneficiaries. It also visited PWSN (People with Special Needs) in their houses to check their needs.
Mobile Health Units:
Through a cooperation with UNFPA, SARC-Homs health awareness team continues its work of the reproductive health project to deliver its services through five mobile teams in the city and the countryside as well as the work of clinics’ staff in Hesya and AlFurqlus to provide people there with health educational and psychosocial support sessions and activities.
In addition, the team discussed several health problems such as diabetes, ulcer, and genealogical health for people of different age groups before the coming of Ramadan.
3403 people benefited from free medical services in May, and 8862 people benefited from health educational 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 79684 meals for 1914 families, involved 10527 people in sheltering centers.
As the Syrian crisis continues to be a chronic one, it is necessary to support beneficiaries with livelihood projects in order to let them earn income and make them productive. The team checks and assesses the areas and beneficiaries’ needs.
In May, the team helped 4 beneficiaries who lost their limbs and 7 beneficiaries who returned to Homs Old City.
SARC-Homs Ladies Committee:
Ladies committee held a training course in mastering sewing woolen clothes for 7 female workers and funded two small projects (cooking and carpentering) by small loans.
Psycho-social Support Team:
1762 people benefited from the psycho- social support team’s services in May.
The total number of beneficiaries of the Child Friendly Spaces, a joint project with UNICEF, is 13711 children. This project is for serving children through centers and mobile teams that held recreational and educational entertainments.
Water and Sanitation Team:
Supported and supervised by ICRC, the team continues carrying out the project of rehabilitating the temporary shelters in Homs and its countryside and studying water emergency plan in Homs countryside.
The team carries out water trucking and checks the amount of water provided daily to beneficiaries in Homs city and Homs Old City. The team also fills the tanks in Homs northern countryside with drinking water.
The team also responded, in May, to returning families in Palmyra.
Hygiene Promotion Team:
SARC-Homs hygiene promotion team continues its intervention in Al-Qaryatayn during May to respond to the returning people.
The team held awareness sessions about Lashmaniasis and the use of safe water, and then it distributed mosquito nets and educational brochures.
At the end of May, the team held “Together for Better School Environment” campaign, which was ended up by a hygiene local campaign with children’s help in Al-Zuhoria area.
4727 people benefited from these activities during May.
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