Protecting children during the house-quarantine

As public conversations around Coronavirus ( COVID-19) increase ,  Feelings like anxiety, stress and uncertainty are felt especially strongly by children of all ages, who are going to need to feel loved and supported now more than ever.

Some psychologists  recommend that children should be dealt with during the quarantine house period , as part of precautionary measures to address  the Coronavirus,  in a special manner and  prevent them from  listening to the misinformation circulating about the Coronavirus that may lead to anxiety.

“If you do not occupy your children  with some activities, they will occupy you with their  fears.” This message was addressed  by a psychiatrist-WHO consultant Dr. Tayseer Hassoon to the parents.

He  noted  the importance of practicing healthy   various habits and activities for children during the  quarantine  house such as explaining information related to the Coronavirus ,  converting cleaning and sterilization of the house into an amusing activity accompanied  by music ,  drawing pictures of viruses and microbes,  and explaining  the benefits and methods  of using personal protective tools..

Dr. Hassoon told SANA that  parents should control their feelings well, pay attention to their reactions and  listen to their children's fears and speak to them kindly, pointing to the importance of not circulating rumors or misinformation in front of children because their fear and anxiety multiply in cases of death cases.

Civil Society launches “Lift Blockade on Syria” campaign

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The civil society, NGOs, "Ishtar Grandsons " foundation, and Syrian personalities, launched on Wednesday the campaign of  "Lift Blockade on Syria" calling for lifting the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people, especially those related to the health aspect, as it is essential in dealing with the Corona virus.

The campaign began by addressing a message to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutierrez, handed to Dr. Khaled Al-Masri, the media official at the UN bureau in Damascus. The message expresses the stances of the civil society organizations and the Syrian people in general, who demand an immediate lifting of these measures that violate the UN Charter and call on  international organizations to play their effective role to cancel these procedures.

SANA quoted Aysar Midani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ishtar Association as saying: "Ishtar Association, in cooperation with its supporters, many establishments and a number of Syrian citizens, launched the campaign to call on the UN and other international organizations to help lift the unjust siege  imposed on the Syrian people, particularity during this period as  it is considered a war crime at the time  when the world is tackling Corona epidemic".

Initiatives to distribute humanitarian aid continue throughout the country to confront Coronavirus

Governmental and non-governmental efforts continue in the different provinces of the country to confront the novel Coronavirus ( COVID -19)…

Various civil initiatives are being launched daily to ensure the needs of citizens and to encourage them to stay at home in addition to launching   several cleaning and disinfection campaigns  in neighborhoods, markets, streets and public service facilities in a number of different provinces  in the light of the precautionary measures to address  Coronavirus.

Education sector in Syria withstood the foreign-backed terrorist war and now confronting coronavirus

After nine years of fighting against takfiri terrorism and western sanctions that affected all walks of life in Syria, the Syrians are now facing yet a different kind of war. It is the battle against coronavirus, the ambiguous pandemic threatening the entire world.

In The Time of Corona….Symptoms not mentioned by medicine

Everyone talks about the symptoms of the disease, but none of them mentioned the symptoms of quarantine for people. I will do this job.

Among the critical symptoms caused by quarantine are the following: The voices of your children are higher than the normally accepted rate, to the extent of severe headaches.

Your husband is a very strange person who is different from the one you met and married to, because he loves being in the kitchen, wandering between the rooms and issues orders and comments……He has become a home policeman, I always thought I was married to an engineer . This is how your husband forgets everything, and he only remembers the virtue of his mother and her methods of cooking, cleaning and home management.

Corona Airlines suspended from landing on Syrian ground

Edgy out there, isn’t it? We’ve taken a step back from each other, emptied our diaries and become gloomy. The darker forces of nature appear to have got the upper hand for now. Fear is spreading even faster than the virus. However, here in Syria nothing seems to have changed on the individual stage despite all the precautions taken by the government to control the spreading of corona virus.   Paradoxically, Syrian now feel more safe than ever, even International human organizations that have described Syrian territories as being the most dangerous for the last decade are now admitting that it has become the savviest place on the planet. 

A success story shared with pride

Um Abdo proudly shares the story of how she succeeded in achieving her goal after obtaining a Small Business Grant from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. After leaving her home in Ishtarbak village in Rural Idleb due to the difficult living conditions, she successfully opened a small grocery store in Lattakia in order to support her family.

It is worth mentioning that the Small Business Grants aim to improve the livelihoods of families affected by the crisis. The grants are provided with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Adapted by: Lama Razzouk