The destitution team at SARC-Swaida Branch managed to reach 5612 affected and displaced families during the fourth distribution cycle this year which took place last month. SARC provided the beneficiaries with 10488 food parcels including food cans, flour and Bulgar, in addition to 1952 none-food items such as (hygiene kits – kitchen kits- mattresses – blankets-plastic tarpaulins) and other items, supported by ICRC, BRC, WFP, GRC, and UNHCR.
Due to the unfortunate incidents that took place in the eastern rural of Swaida Governorate, people cleared out of their homes with few things in hands and a lot of hope in their hearts for a better tomorrow. SARC Swaida Branch supported these affected families by providing them with relief assistance materials such as (207 food parcels – 139 hygiene kits – 653 mattresses- 863 blankets – 66 children kits – 185 kitchen kits) until 31/07/2018. To be mentioned those aids are supported by (ICRC, WFP, IFRC, UNHCR, GRC, and NRC)
It is well known that family get together around the breakfast table in holy Ramadan month to have their Iftar meal. Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers took the opportunity this Ramadan to support many families to prepare healthy and rich food. Since the beginning of April, the volunteers have distributed 95248 food parcels and canned food for 476240 beneficiaries in Rural Damascus areas. these items are provided by ICRC, WFP, BRC, IFRC.
Similar to all Damascus Countryside, the situation in Sehnaya -Rural Damascus- is bad as displaced and affected families live under hard conditions. However, SARC volunteers seek always to help those families with critical support, as they distributed food parcels for more than 40 thousand people during 2017, provided by ICRC and WFP.
Six children under 12 years are living in a house shaken by the strong wind. They seem weak but satisfied enough as their hearts have no fears about the coming days. This is how Um Mazzen’s family looks like. The elder child suffers respiratory infection which keeps him awake at night and the sick father can’t pay for medicines or outgoings. However, Um Mazzen is still optimistic “My kids are my fortune” she said. She told us how they escaped from Al Raqqa and walked for seven days to reach a safe area. Today, the family enjoys peace in Deir Al Ashayer town… Read More »