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Reference : V-P-JO-E-00200
Date : 2015
Country/Region : JORDAN
Caption : North Badia. The ICRC installed this water distribution system for families who are hosting Syrian refugees.
Photographer : SARI, Asil
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article of the 21st July 2015 :

"With no let-up in the crisis, people continue to seek safety by crossing from Syria to Jordan. The majority enter Jordan through the country’s north-eastern border area, where the scorching summer heat now adds to their misery.

“I was forced to travel dozens of kilometres through the desert with scarcely any food or water,” explains Um Hussein, a Syrian refugee from Damascus. “It took me around 48 hours to reach Jordan. The journey was exhausting.”

To address the needs of the refugees, the ICRC provides the arriving Syrians, who stay initially at four ICRC-supported transit facilities, with essential assistance, including daily cooked meals, drinking water, hygiene items and basic medical supplies. Meanwhile, in Tal Shihab, the ICRC supports a field hospital run by the Royal Medical Services to provide medical assistance to war-wounded Syrians.


Water and sanitation

The ICRC regularly provided cleaning services for tents, shelter caravans and sanitary facilities at Hadalat, Rukban, Bustana and Rweyshid transit facilities.
The ICRC regularly supplied treated water for drinking and domestic use at Hadalat, Rukban, Bustana and Rweyshid transit facilities and at the berm at Hadalat and Rukban.
With summer temperatures rising, the ICRC installed additional water tanks, doubling the number of storage facilities at the berm near Hadalat and Rukban. In addition, at all four transit facilities, the ICRC replaced the heaters with ventilation fans in all the tents and maintained the air conditioning units and electrical power generators.
The ICRC constructed roof shades and laid flooring at the three health posts, in Rukban, Hadalat and Rweyshid.
On 4 May, in North Badia, the ICRC and the Ministry of Water and Irrigation officially inaugurated their joint water projects. The ICRC followed up on the completed projects in the sites of Sabha, Rawdat Basma, Amra wa Omera, Mukifta, Bustanah, Deir Al Kahaf, Rweyshid and Al Hurra. The ICRC also improved the boreholes supplying the Rweyshid and Al Hurra water treatment plants.
At the Tal Shihab health post, the ICRC upgraded electrical facilities and provided vector control material. [...]"
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