Following resumed hostilities in Southern Syria, a new wave of inhabitants has been displaced towards the Southern border with Jordan.
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.
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.
ACTED-UNICEF trucks were the first to arrive at the border, to provide emergency relief to the humanitarian crisis in the shortest time possible.
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.
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.