In response to persisting severe water shortages in Aleppo, UNICEF continued to truck 10,000 m3 of water per day, reaching 700,000 people, while continuing to develop alternative water supply modalities.
In September, Jordanian schools nationwide reopened to welcome approximately 143,000 new and returning Syrian students, a 10% increase from last year. UNICEF’s ongoing nationwide Learning for All campaign with 13 partners is encouraging families to enroll children in school where possible, and pursue other learning opportunities (including Makanis) where it is not.
In Iraq, two new pre-fab schools in Gawelan and Domiz 2 have been completed in time for the start of the new academic year. Through its partner War Child, UNICEF conducted Back to School campaigns in both Domiz 1 and 2 with approximately 13,000 individuals attending.
In Lebanon, UNICEF has equipped a new well in Majdel Anjar in Bekaa.
Majdel Anjar is a large locality near the El Masna border crossing. The locality is home to over 15,000 Lebanese inhabitants and 17,000 Syrian refugees.
Two UNICEF teams were deployed to assess the situation of women and children in transit in Izmir, Istanbul and Edirne – the majority of whom are Syrians. A mobile CFS was deployed to serve 100 children a day on the move in Izmir, and was deployed in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) as part of UNICEF’s commitment to providing rapid child protection services in the border areas.