"With our assistance, 550,000 people have access to safe drinking water."
We started providing support to operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of water networks in Syria in 2013.
Before the war in Syria there were very well established and sophisticated water systems that were run on electricity. However, the ongoing war has led to very little or no electricity in the areas where we’re working. This means regular water provision isn’t happening. People are being forced to use different methods to get their water, but this can be expensive and there is no guarantee that the water is clean.
Our WASH programme includes hygiene promotion, sanitation and solid waste management. With our assistance, 550,000 people are reached with safe drinking water.
If this water assistance system didn’t exist people would be spending what little income they have on purchasing water for themselves and their families. This would lead to difficulties in obtaining their other basic needs.