Displaced people are still living in a deteriorating health situation, that gets worse day by day, with spread of COVID-19 at a frightening pace. There has become a more than urgent need to promote the issue of hygiene, and in this context, a major project was launched. Hygiene is one of the most important needs that require immediate intervention. The project aims to implement several activities to alleviate the burdens of the beneficiaries and provide a safe, healthy and stable environment
In the following camps (Quneitrat, Badalha, Noor Aleppo, Al-Ghufran, Al-Atlal Termanin, Al-Fadl Termanin, Al-Salam Al Namrah Tower, Karakat , Hass Kawkab and White) there was a number of proposed activites:
- Supplying sterilized water through tanks.
- Solid waste removal.
- Emptying septic tanks.
- Solar energy system to operate wells.
- Implementation of sewage networks.
- Implementation of water networks.
It is noteworthy that the project was launched at the beginning of this year, and it is still continuing to provide all its services, in addition to the preparation for the larger aspects of the project (sewage networks, water networks and solar energy), with the opening of offers to select contractors.
Based on the latest update since the beginning of implementation until now, the number of beneficiaries of these services has reached 4,185 families, specifically 24,333 individuals. With the following activities being completed:
- Promoting the issue of personal hygiene and eliminating the flow of water outside of domestic use to the streets.
- Making use of the water coming out of the coagulation pit to irrigate the neighbouring agricultural lands.
- Reducing the prevalence of diseases in the camps as a result of removing the causes that lead to it.
- Ensuring that sterilized water reaches all families, thus alleviating their financial burdens.
It is expected that these services will contribute to:
- Educating the beneficiaries about the need to enhance personal hygiene through awareness campaigns.
- Reducing the pressures experienced by the displaced and camp and the effects of the spread of COVID 19.
- Supporting the camps’ infrastructure through maintenance, restoration and construction of bathroom blocks, the construction of a sewage system, and the improvement of roads by paving them, to facilitate the work and movement of mechanisms and beneficiaries without obstacles.
- Establishing a sewage network that can be used in the future; To expand the network and accommodate a larger number of beneficiaries.