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
supported by local community individuals, Syrian Arab Red Crescent works on raising health awareness, reduces the spread of epidemics and diseases and prepares for every public health emergency, through a training course for 35 people from Anz , Khirbet Awad and Al-Moghyeir towns on “public healthcare and first aid in application ”. IFRC and SARC supported the course that took four days to train the participants on many subjects such as assessing the health situation in their environment, taking notes and raising awareness on disease prevention concepts in accordance with each community structure.