In cooperation with UNFPA, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent supports the returnees in Kafersusa areas (Al-lawan, Mahayni) through a project targeting the young people (18-35). SARC-Livelihood Team provided those people with the basic equipment and essential materials to start their small enterprises, which varied to include sewing projects (15), hairstyle and cosmetics (7), industrial (7), groceries (4) and other 7 projects. The team follows up the projects to ensure the best results.
Within the framework of SARC-Water and Reconstruction team, access to drinking water in Eastern Ghouta have been eased through installing fixed water tanks in #Harasta and Rasem Zainab in April 2018. Currently, the team is installing more water tanks in Arbin, Zamalka, Hazza, Douma, Saqba, Kafer Batna and Ein Tarma towns. It is worth mentioning that the tanks (capacity of 2- 5 cubic meter) are provided by International Committee of the Red Cross.
In response to the increased number of returnees to the Eastern neighborhoods of Deir Ezzour city (Harabesh, Al-Jafra, Al-tahtouh), SARC volunteers distributed relief aid to the due beneficiaries there. The aid consisted of food parcels, hygiene kits, personal hygiene kits, peanuts butter and high energy biscuits provided by IFRC, BRC and UNFPA.
With great sorrow and regret, SARC mourns the death of volunteer, Fayez Matar Al-Hamad, who while in line of duty, martyred due to a road accident, took place in Beit Yashout, caused him a severe injury on March 31, 2018. It is worth mentioning that Fayez (46) joined SARC- Hama branch in 2010. SARC extends deep condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in Hama branch.
“No words can describe my happiness. I can’t believe that he improved remarkably” said Maher’s mother. When his mother first brought Maher to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) malnutrition clinic supported by Canadian Red Cross, he weighed just 3.7 kilograms – less than average for his age, and suffered sleep disorder and dermal disease. He was diagnosed with severe malnutrition and submitted to proper treatment by SARC nutrition specialist. After a medical trip of four months, he perfectly recovered and weighed 9 kilograms. Today, the seven-months baby has got his smile that warms everyone’s heart.