Daraa Governor discusses with ICRC ways to increase relief aid to Daraa province

Daraa, SANA- Daraa Governor Mohammad Khaled al-Hannous discussed with a delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ways to increase humanitarian aid and services to families displaced by terrorism and enhancing and expanding cooperation between the two sides.

Al-Hannous said that Daraa Governorate is working within the resources available to provide relief assistance to the displaced families whose numbers exceed 80 000 families, pointing out the need to increase aid provided to Daraa.

The governor explained that about 30 000 food packages reached Daraa monthly during the past years so that displaced families receive aid once every three months, while these quantities increased earlier this year to about 40 000 packages monthly and that allowed the governorate to reduce the time period to two months.

He pointed out that 334318 food packages, 79 000 health packages and 176 000 flour bags were distributed to needy families since the beginning of the year.

Al-Hannous added that the armed terrorist organizations attacked the infrastructure in Daraa, especially private hospitals, schools and electricity sector and deliberately cut off water from residential gatherings.

For her part, Beatrice Oxley, deputy head of the International Committee of the Red Cross mission in Syria said that (ICRC) is seeking through following up the situation of water in Daraa to support this sector as they do with several other sectors within the framework of the humanitarian work for developing the locals’ situation.

In turn, Johannes Roth, field coordinator for the Red Cross in the southern areas said that the visit came to inspect the reality of relief work in Daraa.

Head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent branch in Daraa Ahmed Masalmeh said in a statement to SANA reporter that ICRC offered a lot of equipment for the water sector.

Qabas/ Manal

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