Syria: Resilience & Nutrition Security
Large sections of the water mains system have been destroyed or in some cases one of the belligerent parties prevents access to water for others. Drinking and utility water availability has decreased by 40% which has a negative impact on hygiene, health and agriculture – partly dependent on irrigation. PIN therefore helps the communities to make alternative sources operational.
We are primarily digging wells for which in cooperation with local authorities, we provide generators, pumps and other necessary equipment. People pay small financial contributions for the water that they draw to cover fuel costs for powering the generator and minor maintenance. PIN also participates in provision of waste disposal services and employs people in cleaning activities.