As the chickpea harvest season is around the corner, the livelihood team in SARC Swaida Branch moves on to monitoring phase in through field visits to chickpea fields, which covered 10 villages during the last month in the governorate of Swaida. These visits reveal a set of evaluation criteria of the quantities of production, the quality of the seeds and the difficulties faced by farmers during germination stages. The chickpea seed and fertilizer donations are supported by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture. To be mentioned, 1263 families benefited from the donations.
On May 1st, 2017, the Disaster Management Unit at SARC-Swaida Branch concluded the first training course on the principles of disaster management for this year. The course was attended by 35 volunteers and involved sessions about disaster management and preparedness, sheltering, food, water and sanitation and health care in emergencies according to the disaster management curriculum by IFRC; in order to enable the volunteers to respond to emergencies and alleviate human sufferings.
During January and February in 2017, SARC Assessment Team in Swaida Branch conducted 15 field visits in a constant assessment process for the living conditions of the affected and displaced families in Swaida Governorate. The visits covered 614 families in there.
In order to motivate students to continue their education, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Swaida-Branch held courses for elementary students on mathematics, Arabic and English at Fawzi Mezher and Sulaiman Amr schools in Swaida city and Mamdouh Sriwi School in Ira village. The team also distributed stationery items to 1052 students in cooperation with the Terre Des Hommes Organization.
The livelihoods support team carried out their first project, which aimed to support the farmers and enable them to depende on their local production. The project included a distribution of chickpea seeds and fertilizer to 306 families affected by the crisis in Salkhad City, Urman village and Almneithra village. The team along with technical support will follow the production stages and its quality in order to help the farmers with needed consultations and solve faced problems. The Chickpea seed and fertilizer donation are supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and… Read More »