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.
SARC teams entered Al-Nashabieh area in Rural Damascus with humanitarian relief aid convoy (17 trucks) loaded with food parcels, flour, nutrition items, hygiene kits, kitchen sets and children clothes. 7200 people there will benefit from these aid. It is worth to mention that the convoy is delivered in cooperation with UN Offices.
SARC delivered a convoy (15 trucks) to Al Derkhabia and Zakia in #Rural_Damascus with UN offices. The convoy include (#food parcels, flour, nutrition, hygiene bags, medicines and medical materials) for 33 thousand beneficiaries .
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) .
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.