In the past, we have trucked food into Northern Syria. But earlier this year the border was closed due to increased fighting inside Syria, making it impossible to send lorries along this vital route. Faced with this potentially crical obstacle, our team came up with a new plan to provide food for the communities caught up in the violence. With support from US Aid, we have started supplying paper food vouchers to the most vulnerable.
The food vouchers are provided to the familes, elderly people or people with disabiltiies and can be redeemed at local shops. Shopkeepers scan the vouchers with their phones, and are later paid for the goods by us.