QATAR RED CRESCENT’S WINTERISATION AID TO SYRIA CONTINUES
DOHA, Qatar, Mar 7 – Work is well in progress, in the ‘Touch of Warmth’ project, conducted by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Syria, with a total budget of US$1.1 million (QR4 million), under its Warm Winter 2015-2016, campaign.
The latest winterisation aid distributions were in Kafar Naha, in the western Aleppo countryside, Jarjnaz in Idlib countryside, and Qasr Ibn Wardan in eastern Hama countryside.
In these towns, the children received warm clothes to cover their small bodies and protect their fragile health against the bitter cold of winter.
For more than three months now, QRCS relief personnel in Syria, have been conducting the production, procurement and distribution processes of the project, in cooperation with International Community Development and Human Support Foundation, and International Humanitarian Relief (IHR).
The distributions covered many affected cities and towns of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Daraa countryside, Homs, Idlib countryside, western and southern Aleppo countryside, and eastern Hama countryside.
The project aimed to distribute 30,500 bags of children’s winter clothings, distribute 225,000 litres of heating oil and restore 200 households damaged by war.
All the clothes were produced and delivered by the 26 contracted workshops, which hired more than 370 local workers.
The second batch, to distribute heating oil (125,000 litres) has begun, following the distribution of the first batch (100,000 litres) to the recipient families (40 litres per family).
The household restoration works were highly welcomed by the communities, beneficiaries and the local professionals, like electricians, plumbers, construction workers and carpenters.
So far, 80 households in Rif Dimashq and 30 households in Aleppo were restored.
The project is part of QRCS’s Warm Winter campaign of 2015-2016, to protect Syrian children against the cold winter, helping reduce child mortality rates, encouraging school attendance and preventing absenteeism, supporting local livelihoods, reactivating small-to-medium plants and workshops, and reaching out
to the most needy areas
Source: QNAhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/qatar-red-crescents-winterisation-aid-to-syria-continues/National news