200 Kg of barley seeds and 150 kg of fertilizers (superphosphate) are a portion for each beneficiary of the barley seeds and fertilizer project, which was launched by the livelihoods support team at SARC-Swaida Branch. The project is supported by ICRC and in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform. It targeted 1500 families in 22 villages and towns in Swaida governorate and aimed to support affected familiesو help them to generate an adequate income and turn to self-sufficiency. Livelihoods support team finished both, the assessment and the introduction of the project phases through field visits and direct meetings with beneficiaries during the last month.
The joy of this family living in Qnawat Village reflects the aim of the home gardens project where the land surrounding their house will become a source of self-sufficiency. The project launched by livelihoods team at SARC-Swaida branch in cooperation with ICRC includes a distribution of agricultural equipment, fertilizer and winter vegetable seeds such as (beans – peas – spinach – parsley – cabbage) for the displaced and affected families in Swaida. The home gardens project is designed to cover 1500 families in 19 villages.
Water and sanitation team at SARC-Swaida branch provided 20 submersible water pumps with different capacities, as a part of its joint plan with International Committee of Red Cross for this year, in order to activate the inoperative water wells in Swaida.The team delivered the pumps to Swaida Water Establishment on last month to be installed one by one according to the priorities and the needs of each region. This steep will put the wells into action and increase water provisions.
Supported by International Committee of Red Cross, the water and sanitation team at SARC – Swaida branch provided the second well of Anz with a new submersible pump. The pump was installed in cooperation with Swaida Water Establishment on 26 October. The well backs to service and can secure water to the residents of Anz and Al Ghariyah villages in the western countryside of the governorate with beneficiaries total 11355 people. The pump operates at a high pressure of 650 meters and with a capacity of 30 cubic meters per hour.
Disaster Unit in cooperation with the Psychosocial Support Team at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Swaida Branch supported by Terre Des Hommes, held training workshops to raise awareness of organizing safe evacuation and psychological first aid for secondary and high school students in 21 schools in the villages of western and eastern rural of Swaida governorate. The workshops included 4168 students and 546 teachers to be able to deal with emergencies and maintain their safety