In cooperation with the International Committee for Red Cross, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carried out nine water projects in 2014.
Under the heavily prevailing conflict in Syria that caused extensive damage to the country’s infrastructures, SARC’s water teams were faced with various tasks that needed huge efforts in order to satisfy the humanitarian needs for water and the disposal of sewage in affected areas all over Syria.
However, the SARC’s water project’s team managed to support 80% of the Syrian residents in 2014. The team provided technical equipment and spare parts for water and sewage plants. It also provided chemical items that are needed for treating drinking water (1000 tonnes Aluminum Sulfate, 11000 litres Acid Hydrochloride, 5000 litres Sodium Hypochlorite, 307 tonnes Calcium Hypochlorite, 25 tonnes Saltpetre, and new gas tanks that are required in the water purification process).
Regarding sanitation, the team installed emergency sewage pipelines for 10,000 beneficiaries, while the rehabilitation of water facilities was done in all the Syrian governorates for more than 800,000 displaced persons (165,000 of them residing in 226 shelter centres).
The team delivered clean water to 1.7 million persons in Rural Damascus, Qunaitera, Homs, Hama, Deir Ezzor, Alhasakeh and Raqqah. And 170,000 people got bottled water.
Moreover, the team provided 16,000 litres of pesticides and 16,000 kgs of rodent control supplies to several governorates (Damascus, Rural-Damascus, Swaida, Homs, Tartous, Lattakia, Idleb and Aleppo). Finally, the team provided other construction-related services that included the setting up of collective kitchens in Rural-Damascus and housing services such as garbage disposal and sanitation works inside collective shelters.
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