UNICEF supports families and children in Fafin displacement camp with water

Thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

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water tuck filling tanks
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25 March 2020

UNICEF supports families and children in Fafin displacement camp, north rural Aleppo, Syria with water, sanitation and hygiene In Fafin camp for displaced families in northern rural Aleppo, hundreds of families have taken shelter since January 2018, having fled escalating violence in Afrin district, northwest of Aleppo. They are living in rudimentary dire conditions, compounding their vulnerability after years of displacement and loss of livelihoods.

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Thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), UNICEF installed latrines, showers, solar power water heaters and semi-automatic washers, improving the access of around 3,400 people in the camp to essential water and sanitation facilities. To maximize the capacity of storing safe drinking water, UNICEF also installed 128 water tanks across the camp, regularly maintained and sanitized.
man cleaning a water tank from inside
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Thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), UNICEF installed latrines, showers, solar power water heaters and semi-automatic washers, improving the access of around 3,400 people in the camp to essential water and sanitation facilities. To maximize the capacity of storing safe drinking water, UNICEF also installed 128 water tanks across the camp, regularly maintained and sanitized.
girl giving glass of water to elder
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“Although the jerrycans are heavy, I carry them back to my grandmother for her to drink and cook,” says Ruqayya, 14, who arrived in Fafin camp in northern rural Aleppo two years ago. Ruqayya fetches water back to her family’s tent more than five times a day.

“I’m glad I can wash my hands and drink clean water whenever I need to,”

Fidan, 11
girl drinking water from tank
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“I’m glad I can wash my hands and drink clean water whenever I need to,” says Fidan, 11, who goes daily to installed water tanks by UNICEF to fetch water back for her family. Fidan and her family fled Afrin two years ago and sought shelter in Fafin camp, northern rural Aleppo.
child drinking glass of water
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Raaifa, 3, and her siblings can wash their hands and drink safe water, due to UNICEF’s water and sanitation interventions at Fafin displacement camp, funded by ECHO. Raaifa’s family is one of thousands that fled violence in Afrin district, northwest of Aleppo, two years ago.
girl collecting water
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Lina, 9, collects safe drinking water for her family from a water tank installed by UNICEF at Fafin camp, northern rural Aleppo.
girl washing clothes
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“I can’t imagine life without it! Water is everything. Simply, without it we cannot live,” says Sandrien, 16, who arrived at Fafin with her family over two years ago, fleeing violence in Afrin. After school, Sandrien meets her friend Vian, 15, to wash their clothes together using the water they fetch from tanks installed by UNICEF.

“I can’t imagine life without it! Water is everything. Simply, without it we cannot live,”

Sandrien, 16
child carrying a water jerrycan
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Ali, 10, fetches safe drinking water for his family from the water tanks installed by UNICEF at Fafin camp, northern rural Aleppo.
two boys carrying water bucket
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Mouhammad (right), 12, and Haroun, 13, help each other carry water back to their families at Fafin camp, northern rural Aleppo.

Thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), UNICEF installed latrines, showers, solar power water heaters and semi-automatic washers, improving the access of around 3,400 people in the camp to essential water and sanitation facilities. To maximize the capacity of storing safe drinking water, UNICEF also installed 128 water tanks across the camp, regularly maintained.