THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE NOW HAVE ACCESS TO POTABLE WATER IN SORAN!


The shocking earthquakes centered in Kahramanmaraş with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6 that occurred on February 6 caused the whole country to wake up to a completely different day.

It caused a lot of material and moral destruction in 11 provinces, especially Hatay. While more than 50 thousand people lost their lives in successive earthquakes; more than 100,000 people were rescued with injuries. The severe quakes that occurred were also felt very effectively in Northern Syria. Using its knowledge and experience like a compass,  International Blue Crescent Foundation (IBC) immediately began to take part in determining basic humanitarian relief and needs for the people of Turkey and Northern Syria.

IBC continued to carry out its activities in the earthquake zone with great devotion for more than 1 year. In addition to providing psychosocial support approved by the Ministry of Family and Social Services in order to minimize the spiritual effects of the earthquake; It also offered mobile kitchens, mobile showers and toilets to earthquake victims.In addition to all these services, IBC acted with a high awareness that children are among those most affected by harsh conditions. Prioritizing newborns, children under the age of three and school age children, it also provided clothing, health relief (including medicine and mobile services), hygiene materials, diapers and food support so that they would not have difficulties in harsh seasonal conditions.

During this difficult process, IBC continues to work to meet the basic needs of earthquake victims who were affected both materially and morally by severe earthquakes within the country, and also extended a helping hand to Northern Syria, one of the places that suffered significant damage from severe earthquakes. The earthquake in Kahramanmaraş greatly damaged the settlements, facilities and infrastructure of the region in Northern Syria. IBC took immediate action to meet the needs in the region. As a result of intensive and meticulous work, the restoration work of the damaged main water tank that meets the water needs in Soran has begun. In addition to completing the construction of a new water tank with a capacity of 100 cubic meters in the same region; the restoration work of the 50 cubic meter water tank, which was damaged in the earthquake, has also been completed.

Urban growth and intense population growth in the city of Soran revealed the need to add a new one to the existing water wells. Recently, Mayor of Suran City Engineer Mohamed Taleb made important statements to the local television channel about the current situation and the importance of the water well under construction.



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