The Iraqi Red Crescent organizes psychosocial support programs for displaced families at Erbil camps

Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that the it organized first aid courses and of psychosocial support programs for displaced families (IDPs) at Hursham, Kourkosk and Dar Shokran camps, which is home to more than 3,000 displaced families in Erbil governorate.
Hawrey Ehsan, the head of Erbil branch/IRCS said that the IRCSs’ teams have visited the three above mentioned camps, so that to see for their living, physical and health conditions, adding that the teams have organized several courses of first aid on who to aid the patients, and how to deal with emergency cases like suffocation, burns, fractures and other cases that might the displaced had. He has also noted that the number of beneficiaries from that courses were more than 1,800 beneficiaries.
In the same context, the IRCSs’ teams have organized a psychosocial support for the displaced families’ children where more than 800 children have been targeted in this program. The Society has also implement a variety of activities such as drawing and entertainment games that all can be considered like psychosocial support program (Open Day for Child) so that to alleviate the suffering of displaced children in order to enable them living normally and to forget the effects of forced displacement.
In the end, the Red Crescents’ teams has distributed more than 800 children’s gift.

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About Iraqi Red Crescent Society

An independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during the peace and war , natural disasters and non-natural disasters , it is also considered one of the most activist societies in the international movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The work of the society depends on the principle of voluntary work which considered the base in IRCS work , that the voluntary service is embodied the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent international movement which considered volunteers the basic block in the society work , that the voluntary relief doesn’t work for any interest or seek for any profit .

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