Aleppo Governor asks int’l relief organizations to concentrate work on development projects

Aleppo, SANA – Relief work of international organizations should be development-oriented in the coming period to further support families affected by the terrorism-triggered events in the country, said Aleppo Governor Mohammad Marwan Olabi.

During his meeting with Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Syria Marian Gaser on Monday, the Governor explained that international organizations need to concentrate their plans and programs on relief and development work to create income sources for affected families and not be limited to providing food supplies and humanitarian aid.

Talks during the meeting discussed the steps to carry out the necessary maintenance works for electricity, water and sewage networks at the dormitory of Aleppo University.

Both sides agreed to have permanent maintenance teams formed in the future to immediately intervene whenever necessary, and provide additional temporary residential centers to accommodate displaced people who fled terrorism-stricken areas.

While Olabi pledged continued facilitations to help the ICRD and other international relief organizations, Gaser said the ICRC mission of alleviating the suffering of affected families and delivering aid to the beneficiaries would not have been possible without those facilitations offered by the Syrian government and Aleppo Governorate.

She also referred to ICRC close cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s branch in Aleppo province.

Gaser pointed out that work at a developmental and relief security department already started two months ago, clarifying that the department aims at supporting small projects and development work.

She added that preliminary discussions are underway to embark on work to improve the conditions of affected families.

Qabas/ H. Said

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