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What are the impacts of “Our Lira is Our Pride” initiative on Syrian people?

To be honest, “Our Lira is Our Pride” initiative which has been launched by activists and merchants via Facebook pages to sell staple diet products and various items with 1 or 10 or 100 Syrian pound has brought a smile to the faces of a lot of Syrian people in all provinces as there have been hikes in prices of staple diet products because of the drop of the Syrian pound to more than 1000 to dollar on black market.

This initiative won’t improve the economic situation in the country but it is likely to have positive effects at social level, according to economists.

Dr. Aysar Midani ,  chairperson of NOSTIA [Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad] and chairs the ‘Ahfad Ashtar’ Institute, told Syria Times e-newspaper: “I cried tears of joy when I read what was circulated about ‘Our Lira is our pride’ initiative. My heart swelled with pride because of people’s solidarity to face the current predicament.”

“Help Them Right” Anti-Begging Campaign in Lattakia

Begging is a negative phenomenon. It is not a profession  and it  does no good for society but creates a burden for society and obstructs social and national development. There are vagrancy laws that make begging by the able-bodied a punishable crime.

The Directorate of  Labor and Social Affairs  in Lattakia has recently  launched in cooperation with Lattakia’s police   an  anti-begging  campaign   to combat the menace of begging .

Syrian traveler Azzam arrives in Moscow

Moscow, ST- The Syrian traveler Adnan Azzam arrived in Moscow yesterday at the end of his journey "Syria  ...the world", which he started from the Umayyad Square in Damascus on the twentieth of April 2019 on his Arab horse, "Nayazek Al-Sham". During his journey, Azzam passed through: Jordan, Iraq, Iran and Azerbaijan and then entered the Russian lands.

Azzam confirmed in an interview with SANA correspondent in Moscow that the trip comes in appreciation of the stances of friendly countries supporting Syria in fighting terrorism and its supporters, and for strengthening the culture of dialogue in the face of extremism.

The completion of the first stage of Southern Cornice bakery's rehabilitation

With the aim of fulfilling the needs for the baking materials in required quantities, and giving attention to provide excellent bread, Syrian Arab RedCrescent volunteers finished the first stage of Southern Cornice bakery's rehabilitation, where the team installed ceramics on the walls and isolated the bakery's surface, in addition to the internal and external painting works.

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Reda from Homs: Work is being done in coordination with the Syrian government to establish economic development projects to support the displaced families

Homs, (ST)-The Resident Coordinator of the activities of the United Nations and Humanitarian Affairs in the Syrian Arab Republic, Omran Reda, during his visit to Homs Governorate, mentioned the facilities provided by the Syrian government to the work of the United Nations organizations in the various governorates, including Homs , in the framework of realizing its humanitarian goal and achieving the citizens humanitarian response .

He added: "The work is being done in coordination with the Syrian government to establish economic development projects to support the people who are returning to their villages and cities, according to the available capabilities, and secure the necessary revenues to finance these projects".

Traveler Adnan Azzam is approaching Moscow to end his trip (Syria is the World)

A few kilometers separate traveler Adnan Azzam from the end of his trip (Syria is the World) from Damascus to Moscow. He began this trip more than nine months ago on the horseback of his thorough bred Arabian horse.

Reaching the end point in Moscow, Azzam will have traveled more than 5000 km with his horse, Nayazek El-Sham.

Azzam said: "We lived, during the various stages of the journey,  through severe weather conditions, especially in the last stage when crossing over to Russian territory, which coincided with the beginning  of the winter season, known for its harsh conditions there."

Azzam added: "Despite the harsh weather conditions in the various countries that we passed  through during our journey  and the long hours of waiting as we were traveling across countries, our determination to continue the journey did not weaken and we insisted  on delivering the Syrian message to the world that "Syria is the country of love and peace".

International Literacy Day

Damascus, ST- The war did not let us forget our obligation towards teaching the elderly. Therefore, it was necessary to give more attention to teaching the elderly to face the repercussions of the war on Syria, especially when many schools were destroyed in various Syrian territories that suffered from terrorism.

"Literacy and teaching the elderly " was the title  of a seminar held by the Directorate of Cultural Development and teaching the elderly  at the Ministry of Culture on the occasion of International Literacy Day.