Al-Khafsa water treatment plant, Aleppo, Syria, 16 March 2013. Discussion between the ICRC, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the local water company.
We ensured that 20 million people had access to drinking water by providing local water boards with water treatment supplies,
spare parts, pumps and generators and delivered water to 135,000 people by truck.
Two and a half million people received food (distributed in conjunction with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent).
More than 700,000 people received household kits (mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits, candles, etc., distributed in conjunction with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
We continued work on renovating 407 public facilities housing close to 73,000 displaced people.
Health facilities on both sides received medical and surgical supplies, plus medicines for the treatment of chronic diseases.
146 ICRC staff work in Syria.
The 2013 budget for our operations in Syria is CHF 101.3 million.