Against Syrian bloodshed, “Khsa Al-Joua’” is saving people’s lives, first with food and now with emergency training. Launched in Damascus this March by the Saeed Group as a volunteer drive to feed the poor and displaced, the initiative spread quickly over online social networks and reached Lattakia in July, where volunteers continue to distribute staples to the needy, regardless of their politics.
Issam Hbal, founder of Khsa Al-Joua’s Damascus chapter, explained that “over time this initiative became bigger,” attracting people of all ages and backgrounds to donate time and food. In Damascus during Ramadan, volunteers handed out over 10,000 meals daily, while in Lattakia, the number topped 2,450, with all meals prepared by volunteers who coordinated with local authorities to distribute them. Since then, distribution has shifted to whatever grains and sugar donors provide, with the Damascus branch offering new courses in First Aid, civil defense, and disaster preparedness.
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