Daraa- A Delegation of the Danish Refugee Council visited Daraa province on Wednesday and met the officials there in order to check the humanitarian situation in the province, Syria`s official news agency reported on Wednesday.
Governor of Daraa Mohammad Khaled al-Hannous met the delegation and discussed with it the humanitarian situation in the province and the best means to rehabilitate homes that were damaged due to the terrorist acts committed by the armed groups, according to al-Hannous.
Al-Hannous also briefed the delegation members on the great damage caused by the terrorist groups to the schools and health centers, indicating to the efforts exerted to overcome difficulties and provide the needs of citizens.
In turn, Head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) branch in Daraa, Ahmad al-Masalmeh reviewed the Danish refugee Council`s delegation with SARC activities and humanitarian services which have been provided to the nationals at Daraa province.
SARC chief in Daraa also expressed ability to provide help to all humanitarian sides to perform their missions.
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is one of the few INGOs having been authorized in 2007 by the Syrian authorities to operate in the country and provide assistance to Iraqi refugees who fled the aftermaths of the 2003 US-led war and subsequent sectarian violence started in 2006.
DRC activities in Syria firstly target Iraqi refugees, but include also non-Iraqi refugees and Syrian children/families within the sectors of protection, social rehabilitation, education and livelihood support.
According to DRC website; the core activity of DRC programme, community services are offered to displacement-affected people in 6 centers located in Damascus and rural Damascus (Sayeda Zeinab, Jaramana, Qudsaya and Mazaken Barzeh), Homs (Central Syria) and Daraa (southern region) in areas much populated by Iraqi refugees.
DRC’s role is to facilitate the implementation by 200 refugee volunteers of a wide range of activities (English, computer courses, life skills, skills development...) designed mainly for social purposes. Around 5,000 beneficiaries a month attend courses and/or counseling sessions.