Based on several standards and information collected by livelihoods team, the final stage of the home gardens project has been reached as the team visited various families to evaluate the project’s achievements and see how they benefited of its production regarding the quality and quantity. 1500 families in Swaida Governorate benefited from this project, which SARC and ICRC launched to empower displaced and affected families.
“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.
It is well known that family get together around the breakfast table in holy Ramadan month to have their Iftar meal. Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers took the opportunity this Ramadan to support many families to prepare healthy and rich food. Since the beginning of April, the volunteers have distributed 95248 food parcels and canned food for 476240 beneficiaries in Rural Damascus areas. these items are provided by ICRC, WFP, BRC, IFRC.
SARC Livelihood team distributed wheat seeds and fertilizer to more than two thousand families in: Al Zabadani, Al Nabek, Sednaya, Harmoon, Al Ghezlania, Sehnaya, Al Qutaifa, Qara, Qatana, Al Tall, Yabroud, Harran, east Ghouta and Al kiswa after assessing the needs in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture. This project aims to secure basic food and bread for the families, where these items are provided by ICRC and IFRC.
Along the way to the makeshift camp, Um Foaad has a lot to tell about her displacement from Dara’a governorate to Swaida five years ago. As soon as we arrived in her tent, she started distributing the winter clothes, provided by SARC, to her grandchildren without forgetting to dedicate some for orphans. She believes that providing assistance is a humanitarian duty and kind of sharing-joy during hard times. Um Foa’ad and many other families currently live in a camp in Salkhad town, where the SARC volunteers visit them and provide relief materials supported by ICRC and UNHCR.