Bitter suffering haunts families in northern Syria due to the deterioration of the infrastructure inside the camps therefore a major project was launched based on improving hygiene with the aim of alleviating the burdens of the displaced, especially in light of the acceleration of the spread of Covid-19.
The project aims to alleviate the burdens on the beneficiaries and to provide a safe, healthy, and stable environment. Based on the latest update, the number of beneficiaries of these services reached 21,319 individuals (3,678 families). The project is planned to cover the following camps: Nahnu Ummah, Al-Nuri, Madinat Teiba, Abna Hama, AlMalab (Kafr Daryan), Alfurat, Umm Jalal, WATAN Model camp 2, Al-Faraja, and Kafr Daryan town and provide the following services:
1- Supplying sterilized water through tanks.
2- Removal of solid waste.
3- Removal of sewage pits
4- Distributing baskets to improve personal hygiene.
5- Periodic health awareness campaigns.
6- Distribution of garbage containers.
7- Building blocks bathrooms including ones for people with special needs.
8- Contracting workers to clean the bathroom blocks on a daily basis.
9- Paving roads
10- Implementation of sewage lines with fermentation pits to convert sewage water into water suitable for irrigation.
11- Preparing wells, constructing reservoirs, implementing water networks, electric generators, and a solar energy system to operate the wells.
The project was launched at the beginning of this year and continues to be implemented. In November 2021, the following was done:
– The Completion of the implementation of sewage lines in the camps of Al-Malab, Al-Furat, Umm Jalal, Al-Faraja, and Kafr Daryan town.
– Health awareness sessions beneficiaries by the end of October had reached 1419, benefiting from 148 sessions.
-The implementation of solar panels for wells in each of the camps of Al-Nouri, Taiba, Nahnu Ummah, and the town of Kafr Daryan and levelling the floors for building the bases of the panels continued with a completion rate of 98% and the testing phase started.
– Completing the extension of water networks in all camps mentioned with a completion rate of 100%
– Completing the extension of sewage networks in all camps mentioned with a completion rate of 100%
– Paving roads in the targeted camps with a completion rate of 45%
-Conducting tests to select operators for the stations in the camps where the solar panels have been active.
The aims of the project are:
1- Promoting personal hygiene by providing sterile water, removing waste, and reducing the spread of diseases and epidemics.
2- Supporting families with low income, widows and people with special needs, and alleviating their financial burdens.
3- Safe disposal of solid waste in camps by transferring it.
4- Establishing a sewage network to expand the network and target a larger number of beneficiaries.