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.
“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 »
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.
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.
During the holy month of Ramadan, the number of bread bags distributed by SARC – Aleppo has been raised to 55.500 free bread bags per day through the bread project launched in collaboration with ICRC and WFP. The bread is distributed to the most vulnerable families displaced to Aleppo city and countryside around.