Goals and objectives
The “WASH and Health Support to Communities Affected by Displacement in Northwest and Northcentral Syria” project funded by USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) aims to support crisis-affected displaced and host community populations in reducing the risk of disease and meeting basic WASH needs. The project will work to improve the health outcomes of targeted IDP and host community populations and strengthen health systems to detect epidemiological trends and potential outbreaks of COVID-19 through an early warning, alert and response network. The project will also provide timely, sustainable, and equitable access to safe WASH services and health interventions to end the cycle of diarrheal diseases, and control health outbreaks.
To achieve the project goal, World Vision will focus on the provision of timely, sustainable, and equitable access to safe water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services, and strengthening health systems to detect epidemiological trends and potential outbreaks of COVID-19 through an early warning, alert, and response network.
World Vision is collaborating with ACU, IYD, and AFH to target vulnerable individuals through an emergency response focused on WASH and Health. Certain WASH components will be a continuation of current BHA-funded basic WASH programming such as water trucking, support to water stations, and waste management. However, activities will also capitalise upon past investments towards recovery efforts. This will include rehabilitation, repair, and expansion of water networks, sanitation systems and sewage lines for greater sustainability. Sustainable water supply support is the main focus of this intervention, through supporting the operation and/or maintenance of water pumping systems in the locations where pumping stations and water networks exist.
October 2022 to September 2023
Northwest Syria: Idlib, Aleppo, Hamah, and Latakia Governorates.
North Central Syria: Al Raqqa and Al Hasakeh Governorates
Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU), IYD, AFH