In order to provide the people of Sahwat Al-Khudr village with safe drinking water, the water and sanitation team installed three new water tanks provided by ICRC, in several places in the village with the capacity of 25 barrels for each, with the help of Sahwat Al-Khudr sub-branch’s volunteers to set the convenient locations for the water tanks.
SARC psychological support team in Harasta organized an open day event for the kids on May 26, 2017 . The team distributed high energy biscuits provided by WFP for 600 kids there.
For the first time, SARC teams visit Al Shwaka area near Darya in Rural Damascus to distribute clothes for the families there. SARC psychosocial support team provided 200 kids and 80 men with clothes and 80 women with clothes and bags. It’s worth to mention that the clothes are provided by UNICEF.
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.
On 21st May, 2017, SARC Rural Damascus branch delivered a humanitarian aid convoy (41 Trucks) loaded with relief items to Jairoud, Atna and Al Nasrya areas, for 44 thousand people in cooperation with ICRC and UN offices. The relief items, which are provided by ICRC, WFP, UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, contained 8850 food parcels, 8850 flour bags, 5450 kitchen parcels, 2500 hygiene kits, 8125 blankets, medical and nutrition items, safe birth kits, baby milk and clothes.