The people of Al-Muthanna camp in Idlib countryside (northern Syria) are suffering painstaking suffering in order to obtain drinking water, after the camp stopped providing water support for 6 months.
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Al-Muammar added – in an interview with Al-Jazeera Net – that the arrival of the summer increased the consumption of drinking water by the displaced people, calling on relief organizations to re-subsidize drinking water in this poor camp.
Muhammad al-Darwish (a displaced person and lives in the camp) confirmed that he consumes 5 plastic barrels of water a day that the residents buy from water sellers, equivalent to 15 Turkish liras, wondering about the possibility of securing the expenses of water, food and the daily needs of his family.
The “Syria Response Coordinators” team has documented more than 200 camps in northwestern Syria that do not have a support party that provides safe drinking water since the beginning of May.
The water of unknown source that the displaced buy from street vendors is a source of danger to public health, due to the lack of confidence in the source of this water and its impact on public health.