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Distributing food items in Ramadan


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.


New wheat season for thousand families


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.


Health care for hundreds in Rural Damascus


Abu Ibrahim (70 years) and his neighbor Um Ghassan (68 years) are heading to the mobile clinic that visits their town every week. They both suffer hypertension.  Um Ghassan says: “It is normal to have hypertension after I lost three beloveds of my family” The Mobile Clinic provided them and 55 others with medicines in Al Ghezlania town on 28 November 2017, where four #SARC Mobile clinics visit 20 areas in Rural Damascus to secure health care and medical services supported by IFRC. 3478 cases received the necessary treatment during November. The cases varied between chronic diseases, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and respiratory infections.


Vegetable seeds for thousands families in Rural Damascus


a small house garden becomes a source of livelihood for many families in winter as SARC team supported them with vegetable seeds (spinach, parsley, cabbage, beans, peas) for agriculture. In addition, they distributed fertilizers and some agricultural tools to support the beneficiaries, improve their living conditions and enhance the agricultural sector in 65 areas in Rural Damascus including hard to reach areas like Jairoud and Rouhaiba in Qalamon. This project will help 27,000 people from the most vulnerable groups to have their own projects in agricultural products, and it’s supported by ICRC and IFRC.


Um Yahya receives insulin from Medical Center in Jaramana


Um-Yahya (41 years), displaced from Hajira area,  used to receive insulin from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Medical Center in Jaramana monthly.  “I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 24. I  was a shocked then, but my doctor helped me to fight it through diet and medicine, thank God after that I have had two kids”. 50 patients with diabetes visit the Medical Center which is supported by IFRC in Jaramana every day, This number constitutes half of the beneficiaries from the internal clinics according to the director of the center, while every month 1800 people get antidiabetic… Read More »


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