Syria: Hygiene measures for internally displaced people
Because of the Syrian war, 6.6 million internally displaced persons are currently living in the country, most of them under horrendous conditions. The situation is particularly dramatic in northern Syria (Idlib Governorate / Ariha). Half of the people in Ariha are internally displaced. Their major humanitarian problems are:
- insufficient drinking water (people pay about 17% of their monthly income for water that often is not even clean)
- Lack of information about hygiene (especially among women and children)
- Hardly any access to hygiene products
- Lack of information about the new virus Covid-19 and how to prevent the spread of it
Our objective is to contribute to life-saving and humanitarian relief efforts for Syrian IDPs and returnees in Ariha with this project and reach 29,520 people that need our help.
- Distribution of hygiene kits through door-to-door distribution for 820 families per month. Hygiene kits contain soap, disinfectants, feminine hygiene pads, face masks, toothbrushes, baby diapers, shampoo and detergents.
- Awareness workshops on hygiene practices: specially educated trainers provide information in workshops on Covid-19 infections, preventive measures and hygiene in the private sector (delousing, use of toilets, waste disposal, etc.)
- Providing the population with clean water to drink and for hygiene measures
4920 Syrian households of which at least a quarter are mainly headed by women. This equals a total of 29,520 refugees, most of whom are internally displaced persons in Ariha (Idlib).