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.
Fatima( 9 years) waits the whole week to join her friends ( the psycho-social support volunteers ), who come each Monday, in Al Ghezlania Consulting Center and participate in their activities among more than 500 kids and teenagers. In the same time, 200 students from primary and secondary school certificates attend the center to get Maths, Physics, Chemistry and french language classes. IFRC supports this center working in cooperation between SARC and DRC.
“Volunteers’ vitality couldn’t be slow down, as they demonstrate the importance of humanitarian work again and again”, said SARC rehabilitation and training officer in a concluding word on the final day of the disaster management course, which launched by SARC in Al-Nabek town on 17- 21/08/2017. 34 volunteers from Jairoud sub branch participated in this course, which contained: (Sphere Project, Food and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Shelter, Evaluation, Logistics, Hygiene Promotion and Risk Analysis). Notes, these topics were given according to the new curriculum of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Livelihood Team in SARC Lattakia Branch distributed the second batch of fodder in a completion of the sheep grant project which was distributed in the villages of Al-Hafah countryside (Al-Zanqofeh-Dafil-Maysaloun-Qadisiya-Obin-Bet Alshakouhy- Rabieh- Babna-Barouda- Abo Mecca- Blota –Nozha). 200 kg of fodder was delivered to each beneficiary family and the total reached 30 ton of distributed fodder. This project is implemented by SARC in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
SARC Lattakia branch carried out a training course on Disaster Management Principles for 30 volunteers. The course contained many subjects in Disaster Management (International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, disaster concept, gender and diversity, the sensitive environment of conflict, water and sanitation, sheltering, logistic…)