Rapid humanitarian response to the water crisis in Al-Hasakah

Based on its proud slogan “From sympathy to action, the St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee worked on a rapid humanitarian response to the water crisis in Al-Hasakah Governorate, by distributing water tanks to the displaced families from Ras Al-Ain to Al-Mushairefah area. Water pumping operations began at a rate of 1000 Liters on a weekly basis for a period of two months, hoping to contribute to supporting society and alleviating the suffocating crisis that passes through the city of one million people.

kitchen garden follow-up visits

Abu Muhammad from Thnieba village in Daraa welcomed EPDC Food and Security team, who intended to follow up the kitchen garden support project from the summer season
To observe the plants and problems that faced the farmers during planting them, in order to start preparing for the next winter season to receive the winter season’s kits.
It is noteworthy that the project covered the needs of 301 farmers with summer seeds, fertilizers and a drip irrigation systems.
The follow-up visits included collecting survey for the beneficiaries to determine their satisfaction with the received materials and their suggestions for future interventions.

Educational support

To encourage the continuation of their studies, the teames of St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee, provide educational support and follow-up to the Syrian middle school students coming from Lebanon, who number 137 students in Al-Rawda and Jdeidat Yabous Centers in countryside Damascus, through educational strengthening courses for all academic subjects, throughout the special exams, under the supervision of specialized professors, in addition to distributing tools and stationery to students.


Schools rehabilitation in Aleppo

In preparation for the return of students next year to healthy and appropriate schools within the required protection standards, St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee continues the schools rehabilitation project in cooperation with the Norwegian Church Aid, at the Amr ‘Al-Qais school in Al-Zahra area in Aleppo and Nidal Doya School in Al-Suryan El Jadida, the two schools accommodate 1450 students who will start their school year in more protective and safer educational conditions.


Hygiene Kits Distribution / Homs – Tartous /

Under the ongoing health response, and with the aim of supporting the local community in light of the current hard conditions, St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC) distributed 800 Hygiene kits in Homs (Bab Sba’a, Al Hamadieh, Al Arman, and Al Sabeel) and Tartous with a total of 3,500 beneficiaries in cooperation with the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA).

The distributions included 24 health awareness sessions for 800 beneficiaries on methods of COVID-19 prevention, sterilization, and public and personal hygiene, in addition to distributing educational publications.




Rehabilitation and restoration a drinking water wells

As a continuation of its ongoing activities in the southern region – Daraa Governorate and within the water and sanitation program, the St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee has rehabilitated and restored a number of drinking water wells that were suspended due to the war conditions that the country has gone through.

The number of targeted wells in the second batch reached three wells in the city of Sheikh Miskin (the Hamra well that feeds 8,500 people and the industrial well 7000 people) and the third well in the village of Simlin and provides water for 3500 people.


Hygiene Kits Distribution / Damascus Rural /

Within the plan to prevent the spread of the novel Corona virus, St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC) completed for the fifth consecutive day the distribution of personal hygiene kits for / 3,050 / beneficiaries in the First Step Center in Erbin, East Ghouta. The distribution was conducted with consideration and strict adherence to the health and precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Hygiene Kits Distribution / Damascus Rural – Daraa /

Within the continuous response to emergencies and the keen efforts to raise awareness on health issues, St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC) distributed 2,000 hygiene kits in Jaramana, Rural Damascus and Dara’a. The distribution included hygiene promotion on the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and ways of acquiring drinkable water, along with providing awareness brochures. This activity was implemented in line with adopted COVID-19-related health measures of social distancing, wearing facemasks and using hand sanitizers.


Hygiene Kits Distribution for school students

As a continuation of its projects in Eastern Ghouta and in response to health needs due to the Corona virus crisis that the world is going through, the work sectors of the St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee are completing their work by in the areas of Al-Otaiba, Al-AHadaf, Shabaa, Al-Qasimia and Obadah in rural Damascus , in total 3000 hygiene kits, in addition to educational awareness brochures on the Corona virus and how to prevent it, addition to mind development games ” puzzle “, the distribution mechanism was carried out within the preventive safety measures of masks, sterilizers and Physical distancing
between the beneficiaries.

financial assistance for surgeries costs

During its ongoing work to support the community and secure its needs,within the health care program in St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee continues to provide its services to the beneficiaries in Damascus and its countryside, where financial assistance was provided to cover the costs of surgeries, medical analyzes and medicines for 430 beneficiaries, for a total value of 25 million Syrian Pound, the distributions took place in the free medical clinics and the first step center in Arbin, and Bab Touma in Damascus, Include preventive safety measures and health conditions for bodily spacing and the distribution of masks and sterilizers.