March 2016

march-2016

Securing safe water supplies in conflict areas

When the Syrian crisis drove roughly half a million people into Jaramana in rural Damascus, it put an impossible strain on the local water station. Oxfam swiftly installed five new wells, which increased capacity by 50%, and provided fresh, clean water for an estimated 1.2 million people. We also installed new generators, which are now powering the main water-pumping station in Aleppo, providing water for an estimated 1 million people.