UNICEF delivers lifesaving water to the most vulnerable families in Aleppo, Syria
320 water tanks installed in the area filled daily with 3 million liters of safe drinking water, thanks to generous contribution from ECHO
Since January 2018, escalating violence in Afrin district, Northwestern Syria, has forced over 200,000 people to flee their homes, seeking safety in Tal Refaat, Fafin, Nabul and Zahraa in northern rural Aleppo. Families took shelter in unfinished or abandoned buildings, makeshift camps and even out in the open, amidst a severe lack of services.
“I help my family fetch water 5 times a day from the water tank,”
“I’m the eldest among my siblings so my family depends on me to fetch water from the tank,”
Thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), UNICEF installed 320 water tanks in the area, in response to the massive displacement. The tanks are filled daily with 3 million liters of safe drinking water and sanitized on regular basis.