Relief

Multi Purpose Cash Aid for families affected by the earthquake

The situation in Aleppo remains challenging for its residents, and they continue to face immense hardships on a daily basis. The war has disrupted the city's economy, causing prices to skyrocket and making it difficult for people to afford necessities. The cost of food, fuel, and other essential items has risen sharply, and many people are struggling to make ends meet. The inflation has also led to a shortage of goods, with many items becoming scarce or unavailable. The situation is particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable, such as the elderly, children, and people with disabilities.

The destruction of businesses and markets due to the earthquake has added to the economic burden on the country, with many people struggling to rebuild their homes and livelihoods. This has been made even more difficult by the depreciation of the Syrian currency, which was already a major concern before the earthquake due to the ongoing conflict and economic sanctions. The cost of goods and services has increased, making it more difficult for people to access basic necessities, particularly those who were already struggling before the earthquake. It has also had a direct impact on the Syrian currency. Let us not forget about the growing income gap that has also been greatly impacted by the ongoing conflict. 

With the support of MCC, the project addresses the issue of financial instability and lack of resources in the aftermath of an earthquake and supports 1900 of the most vulnerable families during the 9 months following the earthquake. Given the massive destruction the earthquake caused, and the massive kind aid support channeled towards Aleppo  The selection of beneficiaries and program model was crafted to support the population whom houses were damaged or have been displaced either temporarily or permanently. The adopted support model focused on giving the vulnerable families the dignity to utilize the cash aid to their specific needs that are often neglected in standard emergency food parcels and exceeds that to give them the flexibility to make alleviate newly created burdens such as rent costs for the displaced and medical expenses for the elderlies.          



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