In the run up to World Humanitarian Day Leen Saeb, Oxfam Public Health Engineer, shares a recent success from our Syria emergency response programme. In Salamiyah City, Oxfam has worked with local engineers to perform the impressive feat of setting up a reverse osmosis plant to treat sulphurous water, permanently.
Salamiyah city in Hama Governorate, Syria, has been suffering from severe water shortages as a result of the prolonged crisis and increased pressure on resources. This has posed big challenges as the water quality in Salamiyah is poor due to the level of sulphur, and the number of drinking wells was insufficient for demand. Prior to Oxfam’s intervention piped water was only available once every ten days, and even then for only a few hours.
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