This pencil case made by their small hands is to fit their pencils, but not their big dreams. Children were highly interactive and full of enthusiasm as they were making and coloring pencil cases during an activity launched by psychosocial support team of SARC-Damascus branch at the beginning of the new school year. During the one week long activity, which was aimed to encourage children to attend the school, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers visited many sheltering centers and multiple clinics center, and gifted 330 children with stationary items.
On Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, SARC teams in cooperation with UN and ICRC headed to Barzeh town in Damascus delivering 7 trucks loaded with food items. The items consisted of 4000 food parcels, 4000 canned food parcels and nutritional items for 20,000 beneficiaries.
Their hands play on the cadence of hope to weave colorful joys and draw the reality with a brush of persistence. They didn’t allow the tough reality to affect their fine fingers, and managed to reap their fruitful season within a year. Therefore, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organized fair where they have their handmade items exhibited on 15/08/2017. The fair was full with handiworks made by the 60 participant from SARC- Aldwael’a community center. The creative works varied among weaved wool, stained glass, bamboo handmade and recycling.
During the first half of 2017, SARC periodically delivered about 1,886,370 free bread bag in many areas in and around Damascus like (Yalda, Babila, Beit Sahem, Al-dwer Sheltering center, Al-Baja’a and Al-Dimas). In addition, bread was delivered on urgent responses to Barzeh, Al-Qaboun, Yarmouk camp, Madaya and Wadi Barada. The total number of beneficiaries reached to 100.000 people. As a side noteworthy SARC monitor the bread production process in order to ensure the high quality. It is worth to mention that the bread project is supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) .
348 displaced families benefited from humanitarian relief aid distributed by the SARC – Damascus branch during May 2017 at Maysat center. The relief items contained (food parcels, canned food, Hygiene Kits, kitchen sets, mattresses, blankets, Sleeping Mats, Jerry Cans, Plastic Sheets, Buckets, Clothes for Children and Baby Diapers). It is worth to mention that the previous items were supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), German Red Cross (GRC), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)