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The importance of child-friendly spaces

By | Latest News, Protection

Child-friendly spaces are a safe environment to support children’s rights and well-being under emergency circumstances. Through the Protection Sector IhsanRD provides protection to children by creating safe spaces through which they can participate in organized play, adaptation and self-expression activities. The safe spaces raise awareness about risks to children, mobilizes community capacity to begin the process of providing a healthy and safe environment for children, and provides information on the various services and support available in the region.

 

Children in the shadow of war in Syria

Many children are exposed to different types of violence and exploitation in the context of war. There’s also a lack of support and little effort to provide a safe, supportive, and service environment for children. There is also a lack of general knowledge regarding children’s rights and the types of abuse they are subject to in their communities on a daily basis by social norms, parents, or even peers.

 

According to a UNICEF report, after 10 years of conflict in Syria, 90% of children are in need of support. The war, economic crisis, and the Covid-19 pandemic are pushing families to the brink.

 

Child protection programs provide a supportive environment rich with activities and services that help increase children’s level of psychological well-being. Case management services provide them with basic needs that prevent abuse and violence or exploitation in all its forms. These types of services are free and otherwise unavailable in these communities. The safe places also provide psychosocial support services that help provide a child-friendly environment within designated spaces and inform children of their rights and duties towards society.

 

The importance of child-friendly spaces

There are several reasons why child protection programs in crisis conditions are critical. Children are the most vulnerable groups and their dependence on adults for care weakens them and makes them even more vulnerable.

Displacement, separation from parents or society, loss of a parent or loss of a loved one, as well as the loss of home and property all make children more vulnerable. All of these could threaten a child’s life. A lack of security, safety and reliance on humanitarian assistance means that children are vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse. This also makes them more vulnerable to various types of injustice and abuse by caregivers.

The lack of child protection services in crisis conditions including a lack of security, justice and social services may create an environment where children’s rights are violated.

 

What did we do?

Ihsan Relief and Development has worked to provide activities that can provide a better life for children through its child friendly safe spaces. IhsanRD also has mobile teams and emergency response teams to ensure greater access for affected individuals. IhsanRD has conducted these projects in several geographical areas of Syria, including the Damascus countryside, Homs and its countryside, and the Daraa countryside in 2016. Those projects were discontinued and relocated to northwestern Syria due to the mass displacement from southern Syria in 2018. Nine Youth Empowerment centers, 27 child-friendly centers and more than 40 mobile teams have been opened since then. Services have been provided to more than 328,000 children, case management services to 4,600 children and more than 5,700 caregivers.

 

IhsanRD’s experiences have led to the conclusion that child protection activities have a positive impact on society, as these activities are designed to target all members of the community (children, caregivers, community members). Each group of beneficiaries has a responsibility to protect children from all types of violations.

 

Opening the Woman Creative Center in Jarablus

By | Latest News, Protection

In the presence of a #representative from the #Turkish_Ministry_of_Family_and_Social_Policies and representatives of the #local_council#Ihsan_for_Relief_and_Development has opened the #Woman_Creative_Center in #Jarablus. Ihsan is willing to consider this center to be a supportive point for women and #girls through many ##psychosocial support courses and various #vocational_training, where it will enable them to engage in the career life and improve their social lives

Women’s Creativity Center – in Al-Mashhad district – ‪#‎Aleppo

By | Protection

In order to strengthen the Syrian Woman’s Capacity, Women’s Creativity Center; one of ‪#‎Ihsan‬ for relief and development’s centers, which is exist in Al-Mashhad district – ‪#‎Aleppo‬ governorate, is providing psycho-social support services for Women, and it includes parents skills, sessions, first aids, sewing and hairdressing, in addition to awareness campaigns, and all are under Women Empowerment Program.

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IhsanRD is implementing an agricultural Development Project in Idlib Governorate.

By | FSL
In pursuit of achieving #Food Security, and the contribution to improve the livelihoods, also to reduce the suffering our families are living nowadays. Ihsan for relief and development is implementing an agricultural development project (between olive trees) in #Kafar_Takhareem – north of Idlib governorate.
The project covers 2200 acres with two crops; chickpeas and bean, and the project is being implemented by the farmer of the same area in addition to other IDPs.
#Ihsan institution had focused on applying training workshops for the farmers, about the techniques used in this kind of agriculture.
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The Home Gardens’ Project of Ihsan’s project at rural ‪#‎Homs‬, Syria

By | FSL

The Agriculture Project is considered as one of the most important resources of ‪#‎Food_Security‬ and income for more than 190 thousand of people in the north of rural ‪#‎Homs‬, and the current siege is posing a direct threat on people’s life there.

The Home Gardens’ Project is considered as one of Ihsan’s project, in which it aims to achieve the Food_Security, and reduce the suffering that our families are living nowadays.

projects in WASH program, ‪#‎Ihsan‬ started the first phase in preparing an artesian well in Aleppo

By | Wash

Civilians in ‪#‎Syria‬ are not only suffering from ‪#‎bombing‬, they are also suffering a drinking ‪#‎water‬ crisis and lack of alternatives.

It is an endless humanitarian crisis, the lack of the basic life requirements, such as food, drinking water, healthcare and education, and the growing problem of water scarcity and the difficulty to obtain it, all made civilians seek for alternatives to sustain life.

Within its series of projects in WASH program, ‪#‎Ihsan‬ for Relief and Development started the first phase in preparing an artesian well to provide a reliable clean source of drinking water to reach 4000 people in Babis, in rural Aleppo

IhsanRD contributes to the support of the educational process in Syria through its educational programs.

By | Education

Death machine continues to harvest more lives and thousands of schools in ‪#‎Syria‬ are being destroyed.

According to international organizations statistics, about five thousand‪#‎schools‬ have been partially or completely destroyed in Syria, which deprived thousands of students from ‪#‎education‬.

In their attempt to find solutions, some institutions have established temporary field schools in less dangerous areas, in addition to repairing and rehabilitation of partially destroyed schools.

Ihsan Relief & Development contributes to the support of the educational process in Syria through its educational programs.
‪#‎Ihsan‬ has already managed to prepare and rehabilitate 3 schools in‪#‎Anadan‬‪#‎Khan‬ Alasl and ‪#‎Kafrbesin‬ in Aleppo.