To support besieged and hard-to-reach areas within Syria.
The ACU, in collaboration with the interim government of Syria, have launched program “Takatof” to support besieged and hard-to-reach areas, with relief campaigns and developmental projects servicing many sectors, laudably supported by the nation of Qatar.
The program aims to serve the inhabitants of “besieged and hard-to-reach” areas and enable them to secure their various needs using the resources available in their areas that the regime had placed under smothering siege, or became “hard to reach”. Thus, services there became low and resources scarce reaching a new low after months of siege and restrictions, after which the means of life became cut off, and servicing them needs titanic work and doubled costs.
The budget of “Takatof” exceeded 7.6 Million US Dollars allocated to execute projects and campaigns descried as “diverse and adequate”, that provide relief materials and another that invest available resources in the areas, for the steadfast under-sieged inhabitants to benefit from. It’s based on a study of “The need and ability to reach and distribute” to cover four main sectors: “food security”, “health sector”, “infrastructure sectors” in addition to support “education and empowerment”.
Besieged areas’ total allocations reached about 5.5 million US Dollars, more than 72% of the program’s total budget. In detail: Budget allocated to support the “food security” sector is about 3.49 million dollars; Under-sieged areas benefit rate had reached 96%. Budget allocated to support the “health sector” is about 2.5 million dollars; Under-sieged areas benefit rate had reached 34%. Budget allocated to support the “infrastructure sector” is about 0.42 million dollars; Under-sieged areas benefit rate had reached 91%. Budget allocated for “Nun to support education and empowerment” campaign had reached about 1.23 million dollars; Under-sieged areas benefit rate is about 70%.
It is worth mentioning that the ACU was capable of coordinating many developmental projects before, in the besieged areas of Homs and the two Homs of Damascus, some of its districts and its countryside, utilizing valuable donations given in critical stages by the sister state of Qatar. It had allocated said donations for adequate projects via local active, innovative partners in said areas. The value of latter donations were about a million dollar, making the budget of “Takatof” program in comparison the biggest in the recent period. This donation is made for the areas which inhabitants had lived through the harshest and most severe of life conditions, leaving the needs of the inhabitants many folds any made effort; a case stranded between the hammer of the whole world negligence, and the anvil of the regime’s brutality and its imposition of the hunger-or-kneeling policy.