Action Against Hunger responds to Syria crisis

Syria: Distributing water in Hassakeh

Action Against Hunger launches emergency response in collaboration with Syrian Arab Red Crescent in response to worsening security situation in Hassakeh


By Action Against Hunger

Jul 22 2015

Following the deterioration of the security situation in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh, which resulted in massive displacement of the population inside the city and to other districts in the governorate, Action Against Hunger has launched an emergency response in collaboration with the water, sanitation and hygiene team of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent-Hassakeh Branch. The response focuses on providing access to safe drinking water, cleaning materials and sanitation facilities to vulnerable displaced families.

We started trucking water to ensure access to safe drinking water for people who fled their homes due to conflict in the city, targeting 41 collective shelters and 3 parks. So far, 116,500 gallons of water have been provided to 4,900 people. To support the storage capacity in the shelter sites for internally displaced people, Action Against Hunger, in coordination with Syrian Arab Red Crescent-Hassakeh, installed 27 water tanks with a capacity of 264 gallons in 10 collective shelters and 3 parks. In addition, we distributed 300 water cans that can hold over 6 gallons to sustain households' access to water.

With the aim of ensuring basic hygiene and cleaning standards in the sites, we complemented the efforts of SARC Hassakeh with the distribution of cleaning kits to 450 families. We will continue our efforts with the SARC team throughout the emergency and population displacement with access to water, hygiene and rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities at the shelter sites.

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