Conclusion of a series of activities in Azzan And Blas villages

For two months, SARC volunteers have been taking a long road to reach 419 children in Blas and Azan villages in southern Aleppo countryside. They have held several activities to warn children about explosive war remnants. Volunteers concluded these activities with “Fun Day”  to celebrate children’s commitment to what they have learned. Mothers were also targeted in those activities by an awareness program on child protection from violence and exploitation.

Open day to raise awareness on handwashing

SARC – Aleppo health awareness promotion team in collaboration with Oxfam organized an open day for 600 children in Tal Qirah and Al-Shahbaa Camps in Tal Refaat. “Hand Washing” was the theme of the awareness sessions that concluded with distributing water bottles and hand sanitizers to help children maintain their personal hygiene.

Eid Activity for Orphans

“We were so happy to hold an activity for children and draw smiles on their innocent faces”, this was the unanimous view of the adolescents who participated in an initiative together with volunteers of SARC – Aleppo protection and psychosocial support team. The initiative, which was a part of the “Life Skills” program, was held for 40 orphan children at the Islamic Charity Association on the second day of Eid Al-Fitr. It included a leisure activity and cartoon characters who distributed gifts to them. Fourteen adolescents have followed the “Life Skill” program for two months. They learned some mechanisms of the art of thinking and solving problems, and… Read More »

WFP Representative Visit to Aleppo

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.

Monitoring the Home Gardens Project

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.

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