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Over the past decade, the ICRC and @SYRedCrescent have carried out thousands of projects across #Syria, ensuring that millions have access to clean water. Catastrophic damages have been avoided or repaired, but all facilities are increasingly fragile and at risk.
Ten years of conflict have caused heavy and widespread destruction of key water facilities across #Syria.
A decade of conflict has affected water systems in #Syria and resulted in significant reductions in supplying millions of Syrians with drinking water.
To supply 5,000 people with enough drinking water in Durbul town, rural #Damascus, ICRC and @SYRedCrescent installed a solar pumping system and tank at the main borehole in the town, in addition to maintenance of some water supply pipes. #Syria
⚠️30% of the remnants of war that fall do not explode and pose a great danger to millions of lives. @SYRedCrescent with the support of ICRC held awareness sessions for children, women, and men on the risks of unexploded ordnance in #Homs, #Syria.
*1 in 2 people have fled their homes. *1 in 2 healthcare centers no longer function. *1 in 2 people don’t have enough to eat. Ten years on: #Syria is exhausted.
This is the Forensics Building in #Aleppo which was heavily damaged during the conflict. ICRC, SARC, and the General Assembly of Forensics are rehabilitating the building to prevent people from going missing through proper identification and dignified management of human remains.
"The prices are increasing. To provide my 8 children with their basic needs, I must keep this source of income" Abu Salim among other 200 shepherds in Duma town, rural #Damascus, received fodder and hydroponic cultivation system, provided by ICRC and @SYRedCrescent.
M. 8 years. Broke his arm and is treated by ⁦@ICRC_sy⁩ doctors at our hospital in Al Hohl camp, northeastern #Syria. Spent a few minutes speaking with this young boy around our common football passion. Amongst the 60’000 people stranded there, thousands are children.
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Waiting for answers... Waiting to know their loved ones' fate... On the #InternationalDayoftheDisappeared, we stand with the families around the world desperately waiting to hear if their loved ones are dead or alive.
Most families do not have the luxury of eating 3 meals a day in Al Hol camp, northeastern #Syria. ICRC and @SYRedCrescent carried out a blanket supplementary feeding program to prevent a further deterioration in the nutritional status of children, pregnant and lactating women.
Around 50% of agricultural production has gone down in Syria. We are distributing with @SYRedCrescent, 15K vegetable seeds and fertilizers to farmers among the most vulnerable in #Syria.
“The books cost a lot, not to mention the transportation costs. Everything in college is expensive” ICRC and SARC supported Wisam in opening a stationery shop in rural Damascus, to help him in meeting his basic needs.
2/2 ICRC and @SYRedCrescent also rehabilitated 4 schools and 2 mosques in #Daraa Al-Mahata that received displaced families. The rehabilitation works included the installation of water tanks and maintenance of the sewage and electricity networks.
1/2 ICRC delivered medical aid to @SYRedCrescent branch and Daraa National Hospital, in addition to 520 hygiene kits to hundreds of displaced people who left their homes due to the situation in #Daraa Al-Balad. #Syria
“I want to be a famous football player” Hasan lost his leg in a landmine explosion, and today he regained part of his childhood after receiving a prosthetic leg at ICRC physical rehabilitation center in #Aleppo. #Syria
The Geneva Conventions preserve our humanity. They prevent unimaginable suffering. They save lives. Today, they turn 72.
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Connections are lost during conflicts. In #Syria, there are tens of thousands of families with no news of loved ones. We help with the National Societies to exchange messages and reunite families.
To prevent people from going missing through proper identification and dignified management of human remains, ICRC started with SARC, and the General Assembly of Forensics, the rehabilitation of the Forensics Building in #Aleppo, which was heavily damaged during the conflict.
Allouk water station in northeast #Syria has been frequently disrupted. ICRC & @SYRedCrescent are maintaining the station so that some 700k people in #Hassakeh city and surroundings are able to have direct access to water, which is crucially needed in the scorching summer heat.
💧About 50% of water facilities are not functioning well in#Syriaa. 💧20K people will benefit from ICRC an@SYRedCrescentnt rehabilitation works of Assan water pumping station in rura#Aleppopo9U
"The prices are high. We can barely afford one fodder bag for the cows" The ICRC and @SYRedCrescent are providing fodder, barley seeds, salt stone, and cultivation trays, to help in increasing the income of 100 vulnerable cow keepers, in Quneitra, #Syria.
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1 in 2 people in Syria have fled their homes. 1 in 2 health centers no longer work. 1 in 2 people without enough to eat. #Syria is exhausted by war.
More than 1 million people in #Latakia and #Tartus governorates will have access to safe drinking water. ICRC and @SYRedCrescent delivered 100 tons of disinfection materials to purify water in Alsin Water Pumping and Treatment Station. #Syria.
10 years of trauma. 10 years of violence. 10 years of destruction. 10 years of death. 10 years of displacement. 10 years of hunger. 10 years of heartbreak. 10 years of crisis in #Syria.
Nour, 2 years old, is holding her Eid clothes tightly. For her, this is what will make it a happy Eid. 👧Two-thirds of the population in Al Hol camp are children. #Syriaat
❗️ Around 50% of agricultural production has gone down in #Syria. ❗️150 families were supported with potato seeds and fertilizers in rural Hama, provided by ICRC and @SYRedCrescent.
In #Syria, countless families are affected by job losses and serious income reductions. After 5 years of displacement, Tarek came back to his town to find his paint spraying tools missing. ICRC and @SYRedCrescent supported Tarek to reopen his workshop in #Aleppo.
Anyone can experience mental health problems, but not everyone can get treatment.
Today 60 k ppl are living in extremely harsh conditions in #AlHol camp North East of #Syria. At summer temperatures soar above 50 C°. @ICRC_sy colleagues & @SYRedCrescent volunteers do their utmost to respond to some of most pressing humanitarian needs for residents of the camp.
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About 2,200 families who returned to the western and northern countryside of #Aleppo received food and health supplies, in addition to blankets and mattresses provided by ICRC and @SYRedCrescent. In 2020, around 308,000 people in Aleppo received essential household items.
🏫This used to be a school playground in#Aleppoo. 🏫I#Syriaia, at least 2 million children are out of school. 🏫Education is not a luxury of peacetimKN4
1/2 A crossline operation during which 10 detainees were released in Al-Bab #Aleppo took place today. An ICRC team was present during the process, acting as a neutral intermediary and ensuring the health and dignity of the persons released.
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2/2 The operation was carried at the request of parties to the conflict. The ICRC stands ready to act as a strictly neutral humanitarian intermediary should other release operations take place in #Syria.
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With the: ☀️ very hot weather 🦠fear of#COVID_199 spreading the situation in Al Hol camp, Hassakeh northeastern#Syriaa is tough. Two-thirds of the camp population are children.K
To improve water supply to around 28,000 people in 20 villages in Tartus #Syria, ICRC and @SYRedCrescent provided the water station there with horizontal pumps, control panels, and valves, in addition to renovation of the entire building of the station.
10 years of conflict in #Syria has left a destroyed infrastructure and 6 million Syrians internally #displaced. The former head of the Damascus and Southern Syria sub-delegation at the ICRC talks about the humanitarian situation in #Rural_Damascus and southern governorates.
👩‍🏫3 instead of 2 students share a desk i#Syriaia. 👩‍🏫More than 2 million students are out of school. The conflict in Syria heavily affected the educational facilities. ICRC @SYRedCrescentcent provided materials to fix 5500 desks in Homs and Hama schoo1C5D
"I give my favorite 🌷 to my children." Says Zahra. Zahra, which means “flower” in Arabic, is supported by ICRC and@SYRedCrescentt to open her own plant nursery in Hassakeh northeastern#Syriaa and is now able to provide the basic needs of her five children.v
Mohamad’s family, among 150 families in Karm Alteen village in #Tartus benefited from the installation of a solar power system by ICRC and @SYRedCrescent to operate water pumps to irrigate farms. Most families in the area depend on farming as the main source of income generation.
In my visit to our physical rehabilitation center in #Aleppo, I talked to Yousef, a landmine survivor. His wish is to walk again and get back to his work to support his six children. In #Syria, over 11.5 million ppl are exposed to risks related to mines & unexploded ordnances.
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We are concerned about yesterday’s serious incident in #Afrin #Syria, which reportedly resulted in casualties among civilians. We call on all parties to respect and protect civilians according to IHL.
Education is not a luxury of peacetime. #Syria
10 years of brutal violence in #Syria have left deep scars on an entire generation of young women and men.
❗️ Around 50% of agricultural production has gone down in #Syria. In 2020, over 250,000 people benefited from ICRC and @SYRedCrescent distribution of cereal seeds and fertilizers in #Syria.
This is the life of 1,400 young #Syrians in numbers: 👉62% fled their homes 👉49% lost their income 👉42% lost loved ones 👉77% struggle to afford basic needs 👉55% missed education Despite everything, most of the 1,400 Syrians surveyed are optimistic about the futyfhwk
*1 in 2 people have fled their homes. *1 in 2 healthcare centers no longer function. *1 in 2 people don’t have enough to eat. Ten years on: #Syria is exhausted.
“I used to be able to buy 10 kg of tomatoes, but now I can barely buy 2 kg” 90% of Syrians live below the international poverty line, further worsened by the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
❌Anxiety ❌Emotional distress ❌Overthinking is what #COVID_19 related uncertainties cause. "This session helped me understand my emotions." ICRC held 8 sessions on self-care for 24 health workers to help improve their healthy coping mechanisms and decrease their stress.
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