“Finally, we got a water tank, we’ll not be bothered carrying gallons to fill water anymore” said Ahmad (12 years) after his family received a water tank in Al-Tall area. Ahmed’s family from Harasta is an example of hundreds of families who live in unfinished buildings and have difficulty getting basics of living, so SARC water team distributed 150 water tanks ( each of 1 M cubic capacity) for them in the middle of this month. It is worth mentioning that this project is supported by Medair.
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.
Only a few meters sequers were enough to bring Um Zuhair together with her family with warmth and intimacy after they had suffered a lot before. She sits with one of her kids in their new home saying: “the Red Crescent volunteers installed windows and doors for us after we left our home in Ghouta and settled here”. Um Zuhair lives in Al Tall area with dozens of families in unfinished buildings, where SARC shelter team work on equipping 2750 apartments in Rural Damascus areas: Al Zabadani, Al Tall, Maaraba, Al Kisweh, Hafeer Al Tahta, Al Ghezlania, Jaramana and Artoz. It is… Read More »
During last October SARC volunteers distributed relief aid to more than 500 families from Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in Al Dimas area with the support of ICRC , WFP and UNHCR . 1000 hygiene kits, 2500 blankets, 500 kitchen kits, 500 water gallons, 500 chargers, 1500 mats, 1000 Plastic linoleum, 1000 winter clothes for men and 1000 for women, in addition to 3500 food parcels were provided.
Water and sanitation team at SARC-Swaida branch provided 20 submersible water pumps with different capacities, as a part of its joint plan with International Committee of Red Cross for this year, in order to activate the inoperative water wells in Swaida.The team delivered the pumps to Swaida Water Establishment on last month to be installed one by one according to the priorities and the needs of each region. This steep will put the wells into action and increase water provisions.