Multi-sectoral intervention for QRCS in northern Syria [EN/AR] – Syrian Arab Republic

April 10, 2022 ― Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) continues to implement its emergency humanitarian response in camps for internally displaced persons (QRCS) affected by floods and storms in northern Syria .

Field staff from the QRCS representation mission in Turkey are replacing damaged tents with new ones, laying down muddy floors with gravel and reinforcing their foundations to improve insulation and prevent rainwater leaks.

The basic needs of the affected displaced persons are distributed, such as food parcels, non-food items (blankets, mattresses and kitchen utensils) and COVID-19 prevention kits. The number of beneficiaries of these activities is 510 families.

The project also involves supporting two health centers to provide medical services to camp residents and deploying a mobile medical clinic in remote and hard-to-reach camps. Zouf health center receives about 2,300 visitors per month from nearby camps, while Kafr Jales health center receives 3,600 visitors per month.

They provide emergency ambulance services, outpatient clinics (internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, reproductive health, and health education), lab tests, and free medications.

The mobile medical clinic is deployed in remote and inaccessible camps where health care seekers do not have access to nearby health centers, in order to provide primary health care services to the population, especially children and patients with chronic diseases, as well as free medicines. .

In Al-Bab, drinking water is distributed in and around the camps, as part of phase 2 of a project to meet the basic drinking water needs of approximately 14,000 beneficiaries, with a daily quota of 20 to 30 liters per family. To guarantee the validity of the water, the necessary tests are carried out and the water is purified with chlorine, in accordance with international standards.

At the same time, QRCS staff are carrying out the construction works for the project of a residential brick village for the benefit of displaced people in northern Syria. Its objective is to alleviate the suffering of displaced families by guaranteeing decent living conditions in concrete houses with water supply, electricity and sewage.

Work is underway to build a total of 36 2-BHK apartments of 46 m2, and the village will have all utilities, roads and infrastructure.

The project will help 36 of the most vulnerable families in camps in northern Syria, while creating more than 100 job opportunities for displaced people and residents of the project site.

In February, the site was visited by an official QRCS delegation, led by Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary General, who was in Jarabulus, Aleppo, to lay the foundation stone for a project to create the charity village of ‘Al-Nasr. , in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent.

This year, QRCS plans to execute three construction projects, with a total of 1,116 housing units. A total of 208 homes have been built in the past two years under two similar projects in AlBab, in addition to around 1,100 homes under five projects in the Idlib countryside over the past five years .

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About the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS)

Established in 1978, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is a humanitarian volunteer organization that aims to assist and empower vulnerable people and communities without bias or discrimination.

The QRCS is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and 191 National Societies. The QRCS is also a member of several GCC, Arab and Islamic organizations, such as the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent and the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO). In this legally recognized capacity, QRCS has access to disaster and conflict areas, thereby serving as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its humanitarian efforts – a role that sets it apart from other local charities and NGOs.

QRCS operates both locally and internationally and has ongoing international relief and development projects in a number of countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. QRCS humanitarian actions include support for disaster preparedness, disaster response, risk reduction and disaster recovery. To mitigate the impact of disasters and improve the livelihoods of affected populations, QRCS provides medical services, healthcare and social development to local communities. She is also active on the humanitarian advocacy front. With the help of an extensive network of trained and committed staff and volunteers,
QRCS aspires to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

QRCS works under the umbrella of the seven international humanitarian principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteerism, unity and universality.

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