UNICEF & SARC distribute education supplies & shoes for thousands of conflict-affected #childrenofsyria in hard-to-reach #Talbiseh
Photo credit (all photos): ©SARC/2013
UNICEF is working with its partner, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), to reach conflict-affected children in Talbiseh, in northern Homs Governorate. Talbiseh is a cross-lines area, meaning that it is particularly hard-to-reach with humanitarian supplies.
Education supplies for more than 7,000 children were distributed in Talbiseh in late July, including school stationary and school kits. UNICEF supports 37 schools/centres in Talbiseh and surrounding villages – run by SARC – where children can benefit from remedial education.
Meanwhile, on 6 August, more than 6,500 shoes were distributed to children in Talbiseh and surrounding areas attending UNICEF-supported remedial education classes.
Psycho-social activities in the area started on 8 August, coinciding with the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan. Activities, including art and group activities, are supported by UNICEF at SARC-run centres. More than 7,000 children will benefit from UNICEF recreational kits and psycho-social support sessions, which help children to recover from conflict-related experiences.
Girls attending a UNICEF-supported remedial education class in Talbiseh are excited to receive new shoes. ©SARC/2013
Volunteers with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, distribute UNICEF-provided school supplies to conflict-affected children attending a remedial education class in Talbiseh. ©SARC/2013
Children attending a remedial education class in Talbiseh receive UNICEF school supplies that including notebooks, pencils, and erasers. ©SARC/2013
Volunteers with UNICEF partner agency, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, unpack boxes of newly-arrived school supplies for distribution to children in Talbiseh and surrounds. ©SARC/2013
Children enjoy the opportunity to play with other children in a safe space, a SARC-run and UNICEF-supported centre in Talbiseh. ©SARC/2013
Children take part in a group drawing activity at a UNICEF-supported centre in Talbiseh. ©SARC/2013
SARC volunteers facilitate a psycho-social support session with children at a UNICEF-supported centre in Talbiseh. ©SARC/2013
Children at a UNICEF-supported remedial education class in Talbiseh receive new shoes for the Eid festival. More than 6,500 pairs of shoes were distributed with the assistance of partner agency SARC. ©SARC/2013
Children eagerly check out their new shoes, distributed at a UNICEF-supported remedial education centre in Talbiseh. ©SARC/2013