It might be small projects to some but means a lot to people who lost their livelihoods and have no work now. In that line, SARC livelihood team managed to secure 200 grants for affected families in Qatana areas in Rural Damascus, each grant contains (hens and a rooster, fodder, vitamins) provided by COOPI to help people earn their money independently as much as possible. It is worth mentioning that the grant is one of many other projects launched by SARC livelihood team since the beginning of this year to cover all Rural Damascus areas.
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.
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.