Rural Damascus

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.


Installation of water tanks in Maaraba


Saving clean water is essential for the families residing in shelters. In that line SARC water and reconstruction team installed  422 water tanks (1 m3 capacity for each tank) in Maaraba area, in addition, to a distribution of  390 water gallons, to secure pure water for arrivals and affected families after assessing their needs. It is worth mentioning that this project was carried out during May in cooperation with Medair.


Origami workshop in Sehnaya community center


Judy (14 years) decided to learn Origami (paper folding) to focus her efforts on, as she described “creativity could be expressed using simple things”. In SARC Sehnaya community center she finds Origami indescribably interesting with other girls who learn also how to folding, pinching and teasing a sheet of paper to make unique gifts such as notebooks, small boxes and fans. Judy is one of many women participated in professional courses (wool knitting, painting, sewing, fashion design) in this center, and she wants to have a brand bearing her name to sell her Origami products as soon as she completes… Read More »


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