Re-irrigate the dry agricultural lands in Maloula


Rural Damascus, Syria 2016. Re-irrigate the dry agricultural lands in Maloula. photo: Christine Rezk Rural Damascus, Syria 2016. Re-irrigate the dry agricultural lands in Maloula. photo: Christine Rezk

Rural Damascus, Syria 2016. Re-irrigate the dry agricultural lands in Maloula. photo: Christine Rezk

People in Maloula area depends on agricultural works as  livelihood, so water and sanitation team in SARC’s Rural Damascus Branch went to Maloula to check the situation and work on securing the families’ needs and the irrigation water system there.

On Thursday 28/4/2016,the team revisited the area along with a delegation from International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and members from the Ministry of Environment. This visit was aimed to study the irrigation systems and the possibility of supplying them with new networks and equipping wells they specialize in agriculture and evaluation the solar panels to feed the wells. These activities are to support more than 320 families with water and improve their agricultural lands.

Note that this project is the first in this domain for the (International Committee of the Red Cross and Syrian Arab Red Crescent Rural Damascus Branch) in cooperation with Ministry of Environment for rehabilitation the affected agricultural areas.

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