Rehabilitating Houses recalls memories of life in Syria before the crisis.
With the first scenes of the conflict in Syria more than ten years ago, circumstances began to change for worse and life became difficult. NOW on the eleventh anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict, an entire generation does not know what the country looked like before. Therefore, concerted efforts are made to improve the situation by partially rehabilitating the houses in the damaged areas, particularly in the countryside of Hama, which witnessed an ongoing conflict for years.
Shelter-kits Project: A new hope for families in Al-Madiq Castle
Al-Madiq Castle is a famous site in Hama. Its old stones resemble the stones of the old houses, which are devoid of their residents due to the ten-year conflict. Muhammad, an engineer in the Shelter-kits Project, says: ”I am the project supervisor, I have made the damage evaluation and have monitored the workflow step by step. I saw closely how the people insist on making their town and houses full of life again.” He adds:
“To ensure that people regain their dignified life and full protection means a lot for me. Indeed, this is one of SARC Seven Principles which motivate me greatly.”
The project made a construction study for the buildings and determined the need to rebuild the damaged houses and provide doors, windows, sanitary installations, and water tanks. This helped the families to return to their safe houses after a long journey of displacement.
Rehabilitation: 146 Families enjoy safety at home now
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent began to provide the most important basics for 146 families in Al-Twaineh, Al-Sharia, and Al-Madiq by installing doors, windows, water tanks, and a sanitary network, which eased an unbearable financial burden for the families there.
Donia, a SARC engineer, says: “The project is completely implemented, but the people’s prayers and best wishes are still ringing in my head.” She adds, ”I still keep a lot of daffodils that the children gave to me. The flowers were a token of their happiness which always motivates me to work despite the fatigue and the long-distance we travel daily to get there.
Humanitarian work alleviates the suffering resulting from crises
The last decade has brought great challenges to humanitarian action. The needs of the most vulnerable families are growing increasing day after day. Therefore, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has worked and is still working, to alleviate the impact of the conflict in Syria.
It is worth mentioning that the Shelter-kits project was supported by UNHCR.