Jordan Emergency

ACTED delivers water to stranded populations at the Syrian border

Following resumed hostilities in Southern Syria, a new wave of inhabitants has been displaced towards the Southern border with Jordan.

330,000 displaced Syrians in urgent need

Since June 17, resuming hostilities have caused a massive displacement of more than 330,000 persons within Southern Syria. Around 60,000 persons arrived near the Nasib/Jabir border between Syria and Jordan in just a couple of weeks. These newly displaced Syrians were in urgent need of basic commodities, including water, food, medical supplies, and shelters.

21,000
liters of water
20
water tanks
< 2
hours

Bringing immediate emergency relief to people stuck at the border

ACTED is the leading NGO in Jordan, providing Syrian refugees living in Za’atari and King Abdullah Park camps with Water, Hygiene and Sanitation services with the support of UNICEF. As such, our teams immediately responded to this displacement crisis. ACTED Za’atari team carried out a rapid emergency response, preparing resources and staff to be promptly available for displaced people at the border.

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ACTED – UNICEF trucks reach the Jordan/Syria border, July 2018

ACTED-UNICEF trucks were the first to arrive at the border, to provide emergency relief to the humanitarian crisis in the shortest time possible.

21,000 liters of water to meet hygiene and drinking needs

Trucks loaded with 20 water tanks provided with taps and 20 steel stands, in addition to a total of 21,000 liters of drinkable water, were made available and sent to the border in less than 2 hours, to serve the drinking and hygiene needs of displaced Syrians at the border.

Moreover, one steel septic tank was transferred from Za’atari camp to the border, enabling Syrians to have access to safe toilets and avoid the risk of health infections, which naturally increase with massive displacements of people living in vulnerable conditions.

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ACTED staff conducts Water Quality checks before sending the Water trucks to the Jordanian border with Syria, ensuring its safety and drinkability.

Once again, ACTED Jordan WASH teams have acted for immediate change in the lives of those in urgent need, swiftly providing water and sanitation relief to displaced Syrians at the border.

 

 

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