Syria: 3RP Regional Monthly Dashboard - August 2017: WASH
So far in 2017, over 1.13 million individuals have benefited from access to adequate quantity of safe water through improved longer-term water systems. Approximately 331,800 people have gained access to appropriate sanitation facilities and services, and over 506,600 people have access to adequate quantity of safe water through temporary provision. Highlights of the WASH Sector across the region in August include:
The high temperatures felt across the region affected water demand. In Iraq (Domiz 1 camp) temperatures rose to over 45 degrees, resulting in increased use of water for coolers, and exacerbated by borehole breakdowns and increased illegal connections leading to loss of pressure on the network affecting many parts of the camp. The new water system in Azraq camp, Jordan, met the increased summer water needs, without any external tankering.
In Lebanon, the most disadvantaged localities in Tripoli, are being targeted to implement a common sanitation and drainage infrastructure project (one third is now completed), in coordination and collaboration with WASH committees, to help engage 35,000 beneficiaries through the project implementation.