Ihsan for Relief and Development, an organization under the umbrella of the Syrian Forum, has just completed the data collection phase of the ongoing needs assessment in Lattakia, led by the Needs Assessment Department. The objective of the multi-sectoral assessment is to identify the major gaps in the non-government controlled area in order to build adequate projects in response. The Ihsan team on the ground began the assessment after receiving an in-depth training on tools and methodology. The assessment was gathered information from heads of relief committees, heads of hospitals, school managements, a random sample of civilians as well as well-known leaders of the community.
In cooperation with Physicians Across Continents, Ihsan for Relief and Development, an institution of the Syrian Forum, distributed 250 packages of frozen meat donated by the Islamic Bank of Development. Each family received 2 KG of meat, as a part of a campaign to provide 1200 packages of frozen meat to villages throughout Lattakia, ending on Tuesday August 18th. Ihsan is one of the several organizations operating inside Syria which has joined this campaign.