SHELTER

Housing for Eastern Ghouta

Background and Summary of Impact:

-The situation in Eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus

Following agreements for members of armed opposition groups and their families leave for the northern parts of Syria (Idleb governorate and Al-bab district), the situation in Eastern Ghouta appears to have stabilized. An estimated 30,000 people remain in nearby displacement sites, while an estimated 195,050 people remain inside Eastern Ghouta.

-Security Situation in Central Syria
The evacuation agreement between the Government of Syria and non-state armed groups was implemented at the beginning of May, with approximately 35,000 people moving to Idleb and Aleppo governorates (Al-bab district) from northern Homs countryside.

-Kids Paradise with partners launched a rental home project to provide rent of 87 houses for a 2-month period along with 80 kitchen sets for the newly displaced IDPs that came from Ghouta to Al-Bab district, Aleppo governorate. The project focused on supporting vulnerable families who fulfilled our selection criteria and who were receiving no other support. This project aimed to support all the members of the family. In this way, the accommodation was the major modality of this response because a home is the main staple to achieve dignity and stable living. It is also a major component of safety. Another selected modality of the project was a kitchen set. With this Kids Paradise has targeted the families of this project to help the beneficiaries to prepare their food.

Project goals

A. Filling a huge gap in emergency humanitarian aid as a result of population displacement.
B. Increasing access to shelter and ensuring the long-term survival and resilience of 80 IDP families through the distribution of Kitchen Kits.
C. Observing the needs of IDPs and design new projects based on these needs.
D. Supporting vulnerable families in communities.

The project was completely successful. The work-plan was fully accomplished as planned (and then some, as we were ultimately able to support an additional seven families through the project) and all modalities were distributed as planned, on time, and in the planned quantities.
A. Despite the huge gap in aid in Northern Syria, the project succeeded in covering the need of

accommodation for families which were evacuated to Al-Bab in coordination with the related cluster of UN and with other organizations who are working on the ground in the same areas in order to avoid any overlap in aid.
B. The project ensured payment of rent for 87 houses for 87 HHs for a 2 months’ period and the distribution of 80 kitchen sets for 80 HHs which met our initial selection criteria.
C. The project surveyed the needs for the beneficiaries after they were moved to the new houses.
D. According to the selection criteria, the project targeted female and child-headed households in priority, with the size of the family and other vulnerable families being considered after.

All victims of the chemical attack received aid directly, as there were no other criteria needed. For all other beneficiaries who were not injured but who were displaced – you will find our beneficiary selection criteria below:
Due to the huge number of IDPs in these areas – the socio-economic stability of the area has plummeted both for the IDPs and the host population. As many of the people we were assisting were vulnerable (widows, orphans and children with their families) they had almost nothing and were in an especially vulnerable position. Additionally, the sharp rise in prices on the local market and the impossibility of finding most of the basic necessities has made it increasingly difficult for vulnerable IDPs and the host community alike, to survive.

a. Victims of the chemical attack (the project targeted 58 of the families are chemical attack victims.

b. Strong injury.
c. Female or child-headed those hosted by other people.
d. Those living in tents or in public buildings.
e. The size of the family.
f. Elderly.

 

The situation of the beneficiaries is still very precarious. Those without work before our assistance had nothing with them: not enough food to satisfy their daily nutritional needs; as well, there are no health or WASH facilities close to them.
Most of the IDPs from these evacuated have not returned to their homes with fears that arrested or killed. The beneficiaries need more than emergency projects, they need development projects (such as water supply, cash for work, rehabilitation of houses and education support).

 

Some photos that document the project:

 

New massive displacement in Idlib and Hama countryside: 

 

Rehabilitation of WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion) public Utilities school

The project aims to rehabilitee the WASH public utilities school as the following activities:
– Support the WASH public utilities school with the ceramic tiles for wall and floor.
– Support the WASH public utilities school with sinks and taps.
– Support the WASH public utilities school with the water tanks for drinking and hygiene water.
– Support the WASH public utilities school with the sewage pipes.
Also, the project provides additional latrine for teachers and special latrine for the disabled.
– Target: 2 schools in Maart Al-Nuaman district, Northern Syria.
– The number of beneficiaries is around 900 students including both IDPs and residents.

 

KP supports children forcibly displaced from Eastern Ghouta, who live in Idlib, with winter clothes:

 

KP supports a kindergarten in Syria’s Idlib with furniture, including tables, chairs, carpets and heating, and kids with winter cloth:

 

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