Oxfam water supplies bound for Syria. Photo: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Aid from Oxfam heads to Syria

16 September, 2013 | Conflict & Emergencies

After months of assisting refugees in neighboring countries, Oxfam now aims to help 300,000 Syrians access clean water.

There is a subject that almost never comes up in the news from Syria: water. But as bombs and mortar shells rain down on communities—damaging the infrastructure that once protected public health—contaminated water may at times prove as deadly as the weapons of war.

After months of assisting refugees in neighboring countries like Jordan and Lebanon, Oxfam is now ramping up its water and sanitation program inside Syria. As the BBC reported, we shipped out our first batch of supplies yesterday—20 tons of equipment, including seven storage tanks that can each hold 95,000 liters of water.

Once the shipment arrives in Damascus, Oxfam’s technical team on the ground will work with local water engineers and technicians to get the water flowing in hard-hit communities.

 Our goal in Syria: clean water for 300,000 people.

“It’s really important we get safe, clean water to people,” says Oxfam’s Ian Bray.

In the rubble and devastation of Syria, that point is hard to argue.

Millions of people are affected by this crisis and need your help. Oxfam urgently needs your support to carry out our response to this emergency. Donate now.

Originally posted by Oxfam America.

You may also like

Infographic: The cost of conflict in Syria

Please sign the joint agency petition for #SyriaPeaceTalks.

Sign the Syria Peace Talks petition


Comments

Last week she showed us and a

Last week she showed us and a group of test inside journalists and other visitors around the fields where she is already turning barren land into fertile land. Her fields are a bright patch of green in the dusty land with grey baobab trees in the background. testinside

Their stories of armed cattle

Their stories of armed cattle raiding, testinside 70-410 of children being caught in the crossfire, and of families being destroyed were heartbreaking. Their appeal to the world to stop the flood of weapons into their communities was equally strong. None of the weapons killing these people’s families were made 70-410 exam

The career opportunities in

The career opportunities in the thriving law industry of Canada attract many ambitious people who want a flourishing career. But the question is how to become a law clerk? The best answer is law clerk programs available at Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus that promises an excellent education leveled on the needs and requirements of a law clerk.

Permalink: http://oxf.am/Uau