Journey through Some Humanitarian Activities Carried out by ICRC, SARC in Syria

Despite the extremely hot weather, a lot of Syrian persons have visited 'Athar' exhibition in Tekkiyh Mosque in Damascus in order to be briefed on humanitarian activities carried out by The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in Syria.

The three-day exhibition, opened Tuesday evening in the Tekkiyh Mosque, includes hundreds of photos taking you on a journey through the ICRC's humanitarian work through 50 years and the impact left on people in Syria and the impact Syrian people left through their stories, sorrows and concerns on the ICRC and its staff working in Syria.

'BEEs Community' Team Launches 'Tree of Hope' Initiative for Teens

The 'BEEs Community' team in Damascus has launched 'Tree of Hope' initiative that aims to empower life skills for teens and to enhance psychological support for this category through training activities and workshops.

According to the initiative's coordinator Samir Maihob, the training activities and workshops help discover teens' needs and enhance their abilities within interactive atmosphere that strengthens relations between trainees and enhances principles of peace, life and work.

Khamis: Government Keen on Supporting Charity Associations

Prime Minister Imad Khamis accompanied by governmental delegation and heads of charity associations' councils made Saturday an unofficial visit to the headquarters of 'al-Mabarra' Association in Damascus where they were briefed on orphans' problems and situation.

According to state-run Tishreen newspaper [in Arabic], the premier stood with many orphans and asked them about their problems and ambitions.

'Baader' Project Distributes 600 Iftar Meals Daily among Families in Need in 42 Areas

For the fifth year running, the development project ' Baader' [initiate] continues to distribute hundreds of hot meals among families in need in Damascus and its countryside on the occasion of Ramadan month [Muslim holy month of fasting].

The project will cover this year 42 areas in Damascus and its countryside, manager of the project Abdul Hafez al-Qesti said.

He added that 600 meals are being distributed daily among families in need and there are empowerment initiatives within the framework of the project.

Iftar Banquets for Syrian Martyrs' Children, Wounded Soldiers and Security Guards

Ministry of Tourism has held Iftar banquet for wounded soldiers and security forces' members in Youth city [Madinat al-Shabab] in Mazzeh district in Damascus in order to embody the meaning of goodness in Ramadan month [Muslim holy month of fasting], which started last Saturday.

The banquet, held Friday, was attended by 400 wounded soldiers and security members, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The Wounded Al-Zahraa

It was not a normal day this morning ... I woke up very active as today I will go to  share Al-Wa'er people their joy because  they returned to their homes again.

I started early, while driving to Al-Wa'er district a lot of questions come to my mind. I have already planned to make a number of meetings and interviews with the people there young and old  and even with the returnees ,those who experienced going out with the gunmen and later  they returned to settle in their neighborhood.

Summer Club Opened in al-Waer to Provide Entertainment, Psychological Support for Children, Youths

HOMS, (ST)-The Homs Revolutionary Youth Union branch opened on Tuesday a summer club at the Ahmad al-Mubarak School in al-Waer neighborhood in the city of Homs which has recently been declared safe and completely free of gunmen.

 With the departure of the last batch of gunmen from Homs al-Waer neighborhood as a result of a reconciliation agreement, the city of Homs has become completely safe. Locals of the district are now practicing normal life and services are returning gradually with the help of the maintenance teams.

The summer club was opened in consolidation of the culture of life and in expression of the Syrians' strong will which won't be broken by the terrorist organizations' crimes and atrocities.