As the chickpea harvest season is around the corner, the livelihood team in SARC Swaida Branch moves on to monitoring phase in through field visits to chickpea fields, which covered 10 villages during the last month in the governorate of Swaida. These visits reveal a set of evaluation criteria of the quantities of production, the quality of the seeds and the difficulties faced by farmers during germination stages. The chickpea seed and fertilizer donations are supported by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture. To be mentioned, 1263 families benefited from the donations.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent- HQ in cooperation with UNICEF organized two induction workshops related to psychosocial support (PSS) on “Project of Protection and Active Response for children teenagers and crisis affected persons” on 12-17/6/2017. The workshops involved various subjects like: (PSS activities addressed to the people with special needs, child protection awareness, vocational training program for adults and crisis’ remnants awareness program). SARC –PSS coordinators along with 54 volunteers, data entry staff members, who work in SARC community centers and mobile clinics, participated in the workshops, which brought them together from SARC branches of Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dara’a, Homs,… Read More »
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) condemns the attack that targeted it’s humanitarian aid convoy, which was supposed to be delivered to Harasta area today. Unfortunately, the convoy and its team were on their way when the bullets ran over them. One of the trucks’ drivers was severely injured and transported to the hospital. He is now under surgery. This attack happened where #SARC and its #humanitarian partnerswork hand in hand to deliver 37 trucks loaded with relief aid. SARC calls on all parties to protect the humanitarian workers, facilitate their mission and respect SARC emblem. We are #NotATarget !… Read More »
As soon as people started returning to their village in Nahllaya south Idlib, SARC launched its first livelihood project there to be the first step forward to help the returnees. Since agriculture has been the main source of livelihood in the mentioned village, livelihood team concluded its assessments with the “Home gardens project” to be the most preferred choice that could improve and enhance food security for most vulnerable people there. The project, which was launched in cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies on May 1st, 2017, is aimed to secure a varied food… Read More »
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)