THE FIRST PHASE OF OUR POST - EARTHQUAKE SANITATION AND HEALTH PROGRAMS IN NORTHERN SYRIA HAS BEEN COMPLETED


EYVA’A CAMP

Eyva's No. 2 camp was established following the February 6, 2023 earthquake, and all the residents of the camp were impacted by the earthquake. This camp currently accommodates approximately 1,400 individuals, all of whom reside in tents. One of the most significant challenges faced by the camp was the provision of toilet facilities, with the residents relying solely on makeshift tent toilets.

The old type of latrines in the camp.  

As part of our joint efforts as the International Blue Crescent (IBC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), we have undertaken the construction of cement block latrines to address the crucial need for privacy and sanitation for the individuals residing in this area.

Our initial step involved formalizing a protocol agreement with AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority) and turning over the site to commence construction.

The primary objective outlined in the protocol is to establish four toilet blocks, each equipped with a pit, a water tank, and a solar panel, alongside two toilet blocks without pits, each accompanied by a water tank and solar energy panel, all within the Eyva'a No. 2 center.

Furthermore, as part of our initiatives, we are in the process of preparing two washing rooms (laundries) within the center (with the building infrastructure already in place, we will proceed with the necessary equipment installation). Additionally, we are implementing a 100-meter sewer line within the center to further enhance sanitation facilities.

   

Following the handover of the site, our construction efforts began in earnest, encompassing the construction of latrines and the execution of all necessary tasks such as establishing water connections, installing solar panels, and digging pits.

     

When all works done there we handed over it to AFAD which is the camp management and local council in Azez.

     

EKHWA CAMP - KARDEŞLİK KAMPI

The Ekhwa camp, like many others, was established in the aftermath of the earthquake, with all of its residents directly impacted by the seismic event. Currently, the camp is home to approximately 1,500 individuals, all of whom are residing in tents. One of the most pressing challenges faced by the camp's inhabitants is the absence of proper toilet facilities, resulting in all residents having to rely on makeshift tent toilets.

   

As the International Blue Crescent (IBC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), we recognized the critical need to safeguard the privacy and well-being of the residents in the AL OKHWA camp, especially in the aftermath of the earthquake. Our initial step involved formalizing a protocol agreement with AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority) and completing the necessary site preparations to commence construction.

The primary objective outlined in the protocol was the construction of 21 cement block latrine facilities within the AL OKHWA camp, which includes separate male and female toilets in each block. Additionally, our project encompassed the construction of 21 waste disposal pits, with the toilet facilities connected to these pits to ensure proper sanitation.

Subsequent to the site preparation, we initiated the construction of the latrines and undertook all essential tasks, including water supply connections, installation of solar panels, and the construction of pits to facilitate waste disposal.

   
   
   
   
   

Upon the completion of all the construction work, we formally handed over the facilities to AFAD, the camp management, and the local council in Azaz, as part of our commitment to improving the living conditions in the camp.

In a heartwarming gesture of gratitude, the camp residents expressed their appreciation to the International Blue Crescent (IBC) by presenting us with a memorial gift. This token of thanks further reinforces our dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

 


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