Primary Health Care Center in Shadadi Town

Medical institutions play a vital role in providing health care to communities, especially in areas lacking basic services.
In this regard, the Kurdish Red Crescent shows a strong commitment to delivering medical and health services to the residents of North and East Syria, with a focus on remote areas, where the primary health care center in Al-Shadada town is an example of this, as it provides a wide range of services including inpatient, gynecological and pediatric clinics.
This center also contributes to facing seasonal health challenges such as intestinal and chest diseases and cases of diarrhoea, which increase during the summer. In addition to providing ambulance services, laboratory analysis, and necessary medicines for patients, reflecting the organization’s continuous efforts to ensure that health care reaches the largest possible number of people.

KRC is implementing an extensive community development campaign

 

With the aim of supporting emergency response and medical care and meeting the needs of people affected by natural disasters and crises, with the support of ” Medico international ” organization and in cooperation with several local authorities, Kurdish Red Crescent began an extensive campaign includes several areas in the North and East Syria and North and West Syria.
The campaign, which includes civil defense and first aid training, enables more than 10,000 people to plan and prepare in advance to deal with natural disasters and crises, mitigate their effects, assist in search , evacuate and rescue operations, and provide necessary medical help at critical moments, with the aim of minimizing human and material losses.

 

The Kurdish Red Crescent provides its services to the most remote areas

Because providing available health and medical services and care is a priority, even in the most remote areas, the Kurdish Red Crescent Center’s clinics (internal – women’s – children’s – ambulance) in Abu Khashab camp in the northwestern countryside of Deir ez-Zor provide their services in addition to providing medicines from the pharmacy and providing health awareness from Before the health education team, ambulances remain on standby for any emergency.

Awareness sessions continue within the “Zero Waste” project

The Zero Waste project for sorting and recycling household waste started in Hasakah city, specifically in the Mufti neighborhood, as a model for implementing the project. However, The project is implementing activities, including community awareness-raising sessions on environmental protection, presenting project activities, correct sorting methods, and the importance of waste recycling. Additionally, the awareness sessions include some activities and practices targeting families, school, and university students
The goal is to achieve zero waste and reduce environmental pollution by promoting principles of sustainability and recycling in the local community. This project is an important step towards achieving a healthy and clean environment. It also emphasizes the importance of the effective participation of locals and institutions in protecting the environment and preserving natural resources.

One year after the devastating earthquake in southern Turkey and northern Syria

Earthquake – one year later_KRC article (1)

Earthquake – one year later_KRC article (1)

“Yes for Life” campaign ends its activities

In order to achieve a positive impact in society by educating young people, promoting awareness of the dangers of drugs, encouraging healthy life and avoiding substance abuse, and promoting positive values and community cooperation to combat this problem, the Kurdish Red Crescent implements the anti-drug initiative titled “Yes for Life” in partnership with the Lamasat Al Khair Association for Relief and Development in the city of Raqqa, where the initiative targets five neighborhoods in the city of Raqqa “Al-Bedu, Diriyah, Al-Mukhtalatah, Al-Furat, Rumaila” through concentrated sessions targeting the youth, with an average of twenty young men and women from each neighborhood.

pink month

In the Pink Month, breast cancer awareness continues in camps and centers
The month of October is called the pink month, and it is a month in which health campaigns strive to provide the necessary support to raise awareness of the danger of breast cancer and educate about its prevention.
Within this effort, health education teams provide awareness campaigns and brochures about breast cancer targeting women in camps in northern and eastern Syria, where they are introduced to this disease and how to detect it early, in addition to prevention measures, through visits inside the tent, as well as during Their reviews of the Kurdish Red Crescent centers located in each camp.

In the hope that joy will return to little Farah’s heart.

Usually, targeting densely populated areas leads to numerous casualties and serious injuries among civilians. After the indiscriminate shelling of vital facilities and civilian areas in northern and eastern Syria by the Turkish state on May 4, 2023, which lasted for several days, it left many dead and wounded, including 14-year-old Farah. She was displaced from her village of Al-Ghabish in the countryside of Tel Tamr with her parents during the occupation of the city of Serekaniye due to indiscriminate shelling in that area.
The bombing continued to haunt her as she helped her mother pick cotton in the village of Al-Bashiriyah in the countryside of Al-Dirbasiyah, where she lost her legs due to a shell that fell on them on May 5, 2023.
Farah was treated by the emergency and ambulance team of the Kurdish Red Crescent in Al-Dirbasiyah and was transferred to a hospital in Hasakah. A medical team consisting of an orthopedic surgeon, a physiotherapist, and a psychological support team from the Kurdish Red Crescent was assigned to take care of her treatment, support, and rehabilitation until she receives lower limb prosthetics in the hope that joy will return to little Farah’s heart.

Awareness campaign about the negatives of cesarean section

The number of cesarean section births is increasing in general in the northeastern regions of Syria, which negatively affects women’s health in the long term. With the aim of raising the level of health education among them in the Shahba and Jazeera regions, health education teams affiliated with the Kurdish Red Crescent, in coordination with the Women’s Committee, have conducted a series of awareness lectures on the benefits of natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and the negatives of cesarean section and artificial feeding. This also included the distribution of thousands of awareness brochures within camps and villages, as well as medical points affiliated with the Kurdish Red Crescent and villages.

Awareness of the importance of breastfeeding is ongoing

Breastfeeding is one of the best investments to save infants lives, especially in improving health, social, and economic development.
As part of the activities of World Breastfeeding Week in August, the health education team at the Kurdish Red Crescent points in camps in northern and eastern Syria continues to provide guidance and awareness-raising tips to mothers during their visits to those points, including awareness about seasonal diseases such as diarrhea, and distributing brochures to them.
Breast milk is considered the ideal food for infants as it is safe, clean, and contains antibodies that help protect against many common childhood diseases.
Breast milk also provides all the energy and nutrients that the baby needs in the first few months of life, continuing to provide up to more than half of the child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and even a third during the second year of life.