Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) helped carry out four development projects in East Ghouta in cooperation with the Unified Relief Office and “Ghirass Annahda” Foundation. The projects aim to support food security and achieve self-sufficiency in light of the shortages of food caused by the nearly two-year siege imposed by regime forces on the area. The projects support the agriculture and livestock sectors, with a total cost of $160 USD. They were developed after making a thorough study of the life conditions and available resources in East Ghouta, and they have began to meet some of the increasing needs of the besieged population. 90,000 USD were budgeted to plant winter crops on an area of nearly 5,5 hectares, while $47,000 were budgeted to support the livestock sector to secure dairy products.
It is worth noting that ACU previously helped carry out 16 development projects worth of $700,000 USD in East and West Ghouta, in addition to three projects worth of $140,000 USD in besieged areas in Homs province. (Source: Syrian Coalition)