Rural Damascus

SARC mobile clinic visits Erbin in Eastern Ghouta


In the midst of neighborhoods stamped with tiredness, SARC mobile clinic went through in order to reach Erbin town and provide relief to Abdulrahman (80 y). The old man welcomed SARC volunteers like a father. “I have 7 children, whom I know nothing about them, but you are my children also” he expressed his emotion after being checked up and provided proper medicines by SARC doctor. The clinic, which visits Eastern Ghouta villages periodically, provided medical treatments to more than 150 conditions in Erbin. It is worth mentioning that the clinic is supported by ICRC and IFRC.


Eid Maamool in Al Tall


14-year-old Shahed and her friends gathered at Al Tall in Rural Damascus community center with volunteers from The Red Crescent to finish the (Resilience and Psycho-Social Support) workshop by making Eid Maamool “Arabic sweets for Eid” to present it for a number of people with disabilities to bring joy into their hearts, Shahed sincerely said: “We must share joy”


Distributing relief items in Rural Damascus


“I will get a red tooth brush” said Mayas (5 years) who accompanied her mother to SARC distribution center to get the hygiene parcel. Where SARC volunteers distributed 1000 food parcels and 400 hygiene kits to the families in Tal Kharouf, Kherbet Al Ward and Efreh in a support from ICRC.


Distributing food items in Ramadan


It is well known that family get together around the breakfast table in holy Ramadan month to have their Iftar meal.  Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers took the opportunity this Ramadan to support many families to prepare healthy and rich food. Since the beginning of April, the volunteers have distributed 95248 food parcels and canned food for 476240 beneficiaries in Rural Damascus areas. these items are provided by ICRC, WFP, BRC, IFRC.


New livelihood projects in Rural Damascus


It might be small projects to some but means a lot to people who lost their livelihoods and have no work now. In that line, SARC livelihood team managed to secure 200 grants for affected families in Qatana areas in Rural Damascus, each grant contains (hens and a rooster, fodder, vitamins) provided by COOPI to help people earn their money independently as much as possible. It is worth mentioning that the grant is one of many other projects launched by SARC livelihood team since the beginning of this year to cover all Rural Damascus areas.


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