Clean Water for Every Family

Water supply systems in Syria and Yemen have been devastated by conflict. In Syria, 14.6 million people have been impacted by the crisis and require regular access to water. 18 million people in Yemen also need water, sanitation and hygiene assistance. Drinking dirty water is one of the most common causes of death in the developing world despite being one of the most preventable. Safe, drinking water helps some of the most desperate families to break free from poverty and illness.

Water is vital for drinking, cooking, hygiene and farming. With reliable access to water, thousands of lives could be saved each day.

Ensuring access to water and sanitation facilities requires us to invest in proper infrastructure and sanitation facilities, as well as spread awareness of water conservation, hygiene, and sustainable usage.

We are implementing a range of projects that support and empower local communities such as building sustainable water wells, maintaining water trucking services in displacement camps and building water stations. Find out more about each of our projects below.

Your donations will help provide clean drinking water to thousands of people daily.

According to the UN, water scarcity affects 40% of the world's population - an already dreadful figure which is likely to increase as supply is unable to meet increasing demand.

You Can Make A Difference

If you and your friends raise £250 by hosting a bake sale If you and your friends raise £250 by hosting a bake sale
You can provide safe, clean water to 5000 people for a day You can provide safe, clean water to 5000 people for a day

How Big Is The Problem?

  • 15.5 million people require water assistance
  • 6.2 million people are experiencing an acute level of water, sanitation and hygiene needs
  • At least 50% of sewage systems are affected by hostilities and are not functional, exposing communities to significant health risks.
  • For IDPs and refugees living in camps, provisions of clean water is desperately low. Most lack access to drinking water, bathing facilities and sewage.

What Are We Doing?

  • We are rebuilting and repairing thousands of water systems including water tanks, water stations, sewage networks
  • We train members of the local community to undertake repairs in the future.
  • In 2019, 108,663 people benefited from Syria Relief's WASH interventions
  • Our emergency WASH response in camps and informal settlements takes into consideration the needs of disabled internally displaced persons.