A NETWORK OF CHALLENGES
- 10 percent increase in population over 3 years.
Severely strained water systems (doubling of service population in some areas)
Reduced levels of water availability and water quality.
- Increase of purchase prices from private markets, such as water sold from tanker trucks.
- Tension between refugees and host communities over water and other scarce resources.
WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT
16,000The number of people living in shelter caravans on Jordan's eastern border that benefited from regular maintenance and cleaning of toilets and showers by the ICRC and/or local contractors. ICRC maintenance increased the capacity of water, sanitation and septic systems.
150,000 Approximate number of people -- both Syrian refugees and Jordanians from the host community -- who benefited from the rehabilitation of critical water infrastructure in 8 locations of the North Badia region of Mafraq Governorate.
200,000 Number of litres of water that can be stored in 4 concrete tanks erected as part of ICRC water projects in North Badia and Mafraq. The projects also included 4 pumping stations, transmission and distribution pipelines in three villages, 2 water treatment plants and 5 wells (replaced or refurbished).