News From The Branches

The Livelihood Team is Taking The Third Step of Its Work in Swaida


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.


SARC Launches Livelihood Projects in Idlib


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 »


Humanitarian Relief Aid is distributed to recently displaced People in Damascus

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)


Distribution of Hygiene Kit for People with Special Needs in SARC-Maysat center in Damascus


 2071 hygiene kit for people with special needs distributed in May 2017 by SARC’s Disasters Management Unit – Damascus Branch at the Maysat center. The kits are supported by German Red Cross to reach beneficiaries of 560 new baby born and 1511 elderly, in addition to 354 health baskets provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The distribution process was carried out according to a follow-up mechanism in order ensure the health status of the beneficiary and the efficiency of needs matching, which contribute to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people according to the principles of… Read More »


Relief materials are distributed to Foaa and Kafriya people in Sayeda Zeinab area


2191 persons benefited from the humanitarian relief items distributed by SARC in the Sayeda Zeinab area and targeted Foaa and Kafriya people residing there. The distributed materials included (Mattresses _ Blankets _ Mats _ Jerrycans _ Plastic Sheets _ chargeable Light _ Canned Goods _ Kitchen Sets _ Hygiene Kits and Baby Diaper). This distribution process began on 22 April 2017 and will continue to match the needs of all people there.


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