The general objective of the association is to strengthen the resilience of refugee families living in the spontaneous camps at the Syrian border. Resilience can be referred to traumas, losses and life changes following the the Syrian conflict, started in 2011. In this context, SSCH aim to strengthen the ability of families and orphans to absorb and cope positively with such events.

The specific objective is to satisfy the basic needs of the most vulnerable amongst the displaced population: children, orphans and people with chronical illnesses, injuries or disabilities. This part of the population is unable to satisfy autonomously the basic needs such as food, health care and education. Consequently, an external support is required in order to supply goods and services for the most vulnerable ones.

RAINBOW TENTS

RAINBOW TENTS

In September 2019, we set up a small school that we call the “Rainbow tent”. It hosts about 200 children, who go there when they are not obliged to work in the nearby fields. In 2021 a second tent was built in a distant area of the camp, in order to reach as many children as possible. We built the tents and purchased the school materials.

Every month we pay the salary to the teachers and the supply of school materials. Every other week the team provide training and teaching programs via Zoom to the teachers.

SSCH sponsors all the expenses related to the tents activities through the contributions of the donors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD BASKETS

FOOD BASKETS

Supporting the refugee population is always an extremely urgent and difficult task. Since the beginning, SSCH have met children and families living in very harsh conditions and their situation worsen year after year.

Food security remains one of the most important issues for Syrian refugees living in the camps that are not managed by any association or official organisation.

As a result, we have come to deliver almost 900 food packs during each humanitarian mission. The food packs are first ordered from Italy at local supermarkets and later are personally distributed by the SSCH team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTION OF WELLS

CONSTRUCTION OF WELLS

The refugee camp we support since 2013 lacked any source of clean and drinkable water. It is located in a rural area, far from the nearest inhabited center.

In 2019 we dug a well that supplies almost the entire camp thanks to five fountains dislocated in different areas. In the past months, we have constructed another well so that potable water is guaranteed and the incidence of intestinal diseases is significantly reduced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOUCHERS FOR ORPHANS

VOUCHERS FOR ORPHANS

A distance adoption project is active for 110 groups of children who have lost one or both parents. Every group is supported by Italian donors and monthly receive a voucher that can be spent at the local supermarket. This project guarantees the survival of the orphans, that normally wouldn’t have a chance to provide to their basic needs.

The SSCH team, together with the local partners, carefully monitors the distribution of the vouchers. Once back in Italy the team send a picture and a short report of the children who received the donation.

 

 

MEDICAL CARE

MEDICAL CARE

During most of the missions, a volunteer doctor comes to the camp with us. He/she provides basic medical care to adults and children.

The doctor works in precarious conditions, in a tent adapted as clinic, and supplies medicines when needed. The cost of the medicines is entirely sponsored by SSCH.

In case of serious illness or diseases, we arrange hospitalization and pay for the expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT TO MALNOURISHED CHILDREN

SUPPORT TO MALNOURISHED CHILDREN

Malnutrition due to food shortage is a common problem in all the areas where SSCH operates. As a result we provide milk powder supply for babies and specific food for all cases of malnutrition identified and monitored by our medical staff. In the past two years we followed 45 malnourished children (from infants up to 3 years old children). We constantly support and monitor their growth.

 

 

 

SUPPORT TO THE MOST FRAGILE CASES AND/OR SEVERE ILLNESS

SUPPORT TO THE MOST FRAGILE CASES AND/OR SEVERE ILLNESS

SSCH take care of children or adults in very difficult health conditions. We provide a monthly support, which is made of economic aid and medicines supply, as well as support for the medical treatments they need to pay for.

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT MATERIAL FOR WINTER

SUPPORT MATERIAL FOR WINTER

Every winter since 2013 SSCH help the refugees to face the cold winters in the camp. They live in tents and they need blankets, wood to keep warm, mattresses, boots and jackets for children, as well as blankets and sheets to reinforce the ceilings of the tents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILK POWDER

MILK POWDER

Due to the lack of a healthy nutrition, often mothers have no milk and cannot feed their infants. Also, they do not have money to buy milk powder. Other times, infants are orphans and they need someone to feed them.

SSCH provide milk for infants and babies up to 3 years. Every month we distribute more than 500 packs of powdered milk that we buy in local shops and allocate according to the specific needs of every child.

 

 

 

 

TWINNING PROJECT BETWEEN RAINBOW TENTS AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VIVALDI FROM MURIALDO.

TWINNING PROJECT BETWEEN RAINBOW TENTS AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VIVALDI FROM MURIALDO.

Our twinning puts together the small school of the camp, a tent where we take care of many children forgotten by the world, and the second class of the elementary school Vivaldi from Murialdo.

Every month during our mission we make a videocall and connect two different worlds. We manage to overcome every obstacle and distance because the kids are able to communicate with no boundaries.

These are the most spontaneous and beautiful moments I have ever witnessed.

We share songs and drawings, and we exchange small presents made from the kids themselves.

From Italy we bring love. From the camp we donate affection and awareness to our kids.