School Kits distribution. Credit: Ola Al Ojail - ICRC
In 2020, the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) continued to provide vital services responding to the most pressing needs, carrying out urgent repairs to critical water infrastructure, distributing food to the most vulnerable people, and supporting healthcare services in communities and camps.
In response to COVID-19, the ICRC worked with SARC to mitigate the spread of the virus among populations through the distribution of hygiene kits to vulnerable and internally displaced communities. Additionally, the ICRC supports the capacity of health and humanitarian personnel and volunteers to respond by distributing disinfectants and Personal Protective Equipment to protect them against exposure to COVID-19.