‘Damascus Roses’ Bring Food, Hope to Children of Eastern Ghouta

Activists risk lives to deliver aid and supplies to children of the embattled region

Damascus Roses, a team of 36 volunteers, successfully distributed 700 boxes of milk to the children of Eastern Ghouta, handing out supplies and food baskets in the towns of Zamalka and Marj as-Sultan.

The step follows a series of campaigns organized by teams in the liberated neighborhoods of Damascus, such as Loving Homeland Carnival held in Qaboun, where gifts and milk boxes were distributed to more than 500 children from the neighborhood in March. A similar campaign was organized in Tishreen in May, where volunteers distributed up to 2,000 milk boxes to the children.


Activist Abu Bassem al-Qaboni, the team's representative in the region, said volunteers are preparing to include new areas in Damascus and its countryside (like Jobar and Ayn Tarma) in the campaign. "Similar aid would be distributed to the areas", explained Qaboni in an interview with Enab Baladi, adding that the cost of the teams activities exceeded $30,000 USD.

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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