Access to safe water remains limited for much of the population in Syria, especially in UN-declared besieged and hard-to-reach areas. The well-developed, state-owned, centrally-managed water systems that existed in Syria before the conflict were damaged, causing shortage of water supply in many parts of the country. Imposed sanctions have also limited the import of water supply equipment and the delivery of effective WASH programming. This is in addition to the non-availability of regular power supply which imposes a critical issue for water supply systems, to the detriment of overall water provision in some areas.
To support water, sanitation and hygiene networks, Auranitis implemented around 100 projects in Quneitra, Dar’a and Rural Damascus to give populations access to safe and adequate water and WASH services. This has been especially important for people in informal camps, health facilities and schools.
Auranitis also conducted WASH market assessment to look into the availability of WASH materials in the local markets and address the chall and address the challenges and opportunities to procure items from Southern Syria.
Auranitis WASH Activities included: the rehabilitation of infrastructure; the provision of alternative electricity sources and generators; enhancing provision of water sources (pumping stations, wells); and the continued operation and maintenance of water and sanitation systems.