Since the start in 2011, our choice of activities are based on a deep knowledge of the regions where we work in Syria and a positive feedback from past programs. 38 programs have been completed over 6 years.
Humanitarian relief is criminalized in many parts of Syria where the government conditions the distribution of aid to their political aims. In areas ravaged by war and disputed between different armed groups, families and IDPs are considered “ideological suspects" and are forced to live in semi-clandestinity. The association has therefore seen it as its duty to ensure the safety of local teams and beneficiaries
In 2015, a farm and dairy project was set up.It aims to strengthen children's food security, to develop the livelihoods of four families employed on the farm and the resilience of existing expertise (veterinarians , breeding). This project was implemented in an area where L4S distributed food baskets and access to housing for displaced persons with children. The difficulties of transportation disrupted by the war does not allow a supply of fresh dairy products.As local milk production was necessary we bought cowsand equipment with the support of CCFD.This new possibility ofincome generation has had a very important impact in the area.
This project was implemented in 3 villages that had hosted several hundred displaced families. For over a year, garbage collection had not been done, creating a serious health-risk. In 2013, the resurgence of cutaneous leishmaniasis cases (an endemic disease transmitted by sandflies, also known as the "Aleppo button") alerted L4S partners in the field and we initiated a health program linked to job creation. The operations were carried out in 3 stages: 1) garbage pick-up, in areas where this action was necessary (20 working days); 2) first prevention campaign (first insecticide spraying over 10-15 days); second prevention campaign (second insecticide spraying over 10-15 days).
In addition to creating small income, this project was supplemented by specific assistance for infants and a distribution of 300 food baskets for 5 months.