200 Kg of barley seeds and 150 kg of fertilizers (superphosphate) are a portion for each beneficiary of the barley seeds and fertilizer project, which was launched by the livelihoods support team at SARC-Swaida Branch. The project is supported by ICRC and in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform. It targeted 1500 families in 22 villages and towns in Swaida governorate and aimed to support affected familiesو help them to generate an adequate income and turn to self-sufficiency. Livelihoods support team finished both, the assessment and the introduction of the project phases through field visits and direct meetings with beneficiaries during the last month.
Disaster Unit in cooperation with the Psychosocial Support Team at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent – Swaida Branch supported by Terre Des Hommes, held training workshops to raise awareness of organizing safe evacuation and psychological first aid for secondary and high school students in 21 schools in the villages of western and eastern rural of Swaida governorate. The workshops included 4168 students and 546 teachers to be able to deal with emergencies and maintain their safety
After finishing the chickpea and fertilizer project, the livelihoods support team at SARC-Swaida Branch started working on the home gardens project. They carried out the assessment phase that included field visits covering 157 families in 19 villages in order to evaluate their situation. On the next stages process of distribution primary agricultural hand tools, winter vegetable seeds and fertilizer will be done to 1500 displaced and affected families. It is worth to mention that this project is supported by ICRC. Syrian Arab Red Crescent will continue its missions of supporting livelihoods and encourage families towards self-sufficiency.
During January and February in 2017, SARC Assessment Team in Swaida Branch conducted 15 field visits in a constant assessment process for the living conditions of the affected and displaced families in Swaida Governorate. The visits covered 614 families in there.
In order to motivate students to continue their education, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Swaida-Branch held courses for elementary students on mathematics, Arabic and English at Fawzi Mezher and Sulaiman Amr schools in Swaida city and Mamdouh Sriwi School in Ira village. The team also distributed stationery items to 1052 students in cooperation with the Terre Des Hommes Organization.