Project duration: Feb. 2012 to Dec. 2012
After the outbreak of war in Syria in early 2012, so many people and families have been forced to escape to save areas in Damascus, to survive their lives and save their children. The displaced people have been welcomed from the inhabitants of the save parts in Damascus.
So many families were housed in schools and mosques, where all displaced people were in need of life-necessities like a shelter, food and clothes.
During this events, many young men and women have volunteered spontaneously to help this huge number of war-affected families, and that is done by collecting donations in kind like: food, children accessories, cleaning materials, clothes, mattresses and blankets and give them to the displaced people.
Bread is life
Place: Old Damascus. Project duration: 2013-2016
After escaping many people and families from countryside of Damascus to the center, so many problems have started to appear like waiting 5-8 hours every day on the line to get bread from the bakery or buying it at a high price, where bread is considered one of the most basic daily food for Syrians, therefore it was a real hardship for both displaced people and residents to get bread. that is why was it important for the New Horizons team to help by providing bread with the same official price and bringing it to one of the neighborhoods in the old city where many people refuge. Also, bread was given for free to old and disabled people and to the poor and the needy.
Fuel oil supply
Location: Jewish Quarter
Project duration: May 2013 to March 2016
Because of hosting lots of people who had to escape from the war in Damascus, it had to be several crises due to overcrowding in the city. Here started diesel fuel (which people use it for heating in extreme winter time) crisis especially in a lack of electricity. It was a hard crisis for all the inhabitants of the region. New Horizons team worked hard to provide and deliver diesel fuel to all inhabitants in that district every week over the years 2013-2016.
Distribution of diesel fuel, Damascus 2014
Place: Al Ameen, Jewish neighborhoods
Another crisis started in 2013 in Damascus which was a lack of domestic Gas that people use it to cook food. Poor people could not afford to buy the Gas at double prices. Here was New Horizons team’s duty to coordinate with the State Petroleum Corporation to regulate the distribution of Gas weekly in order to guarantee that all people get the Gas equality at the same official price with a free delivery. The team struggled to offer this service to poor, old and disabled people over the years 2013-2016.