As the families benefiting from the grant of pregnant ewes and their new born, monitoring their health status and securing their food became a priority that ensures the success of the grant in achieving self-sufficiency for families in the town of Asim in Daraa countryside, so the Syrian Arab Red Crescent distributed through the Livelihoods Program the second batch of fodder. In addition to provide periodic veterinary follow-up for ewes during the project phases.
The pregnant ewes grant in brief?
It is a project that included 100 families in the village of Asim in Daraa countryside, aiming at helpping the affected families who lost their livestock on their previous activities and improve their food security. the project includes providing two pregnant ewes to each beneficiary family in addition to the distribution of 600 kg of feed in two batches, as well as providing veterinary follow-up and appropriate treatment for sheep during the project phases through field visits carried out by volunteers accompanied by specialized veterinarians. noting that the grant is provided in cooperation between the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Basic assessment criteria for the distribution
Based on their duty to meet the needs of the most vulnerable groups and give a helping hand, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers selected the breeders families benefiting from the fodder grant in Asim based on the following criteria:
1- Mandatory Standards:
• having a sufficient experience in sheep raising.
• Availability of a suitable place to raise sheep.
• Families not included in similar programs.
• Families residing permanently in the area.
• There is an incentive to raise sheep.
• having no more than 5 sheep.
2- Conditional Criteria:
• Families that lost their livestock income activities.
• The most vulnerable families (women with special needs).
• Families with a high dependency ratio.