Based on several standards and information collected by livelihoods team, the final stage of the home gardens project has been reached as the team visited various families to evaluate the project’s achievements and see how they benefited of its production regarding the quality and quantity. 1500 families in Swaida Governorate benefited from this project, which SARC and ICRC launched to empower displaced and affected families.
Aleppo branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC – Aleppo) received today Ms. Corinne Fleischer, the WFP country director and representative in Syria, accompanied with a delegation from WFP office in Aleppo. The meeting discussed the partnership between SARC and the agency, including the free bread project and the livelihood program. They also had the chance to be informed about the humanitarian needs of IDPs from Afrin to Tal Refaat through a joint visit to SARC point there.
SARC – Aleppo livelihood team supervises “Home Gardens” project that included providing grants to the families of the eastern countryside of Aleppo (Al-Khafsa, Dair Hafer, Menbej and Al-Bab). The team has recently evaluated the benefits and usefulness of this project. Earlier this year, volunteers of the team distributed 4000 winter home garden kits that contained seeds for five winter vegetables (cabbage, parsley, beans, peas and spinach) in addition to farming tools supported by ICRC and IFRC.