Wells are dug in the city to support a thirsty nation, but they cover only 30% of the needs. The water extracted is often impure and impossible to drink.
To get water, a pump is need, and so electricity. Yet, electricity is very rare, so the inhabitants use generators working with petrol… resource very rare and expensive.
Public tanks of drinking water and non-potable water travel around the city to deliver this water to the inhabitants, but some of them have huge needs. This being the case of Saint Louis hospital that needs 8000 to 10000 liters a day. Aleppines need a concrete help as fast as possible.
In a month and thanks to your donations, SOS Chrétiens d’Orient has gathered 34 690$ necessary for the mission “Alep is thirsty”. Your generosity permitted to install two generators in Saint Dimitri and Saint Theresa parishes: many families come to get water in the parish that has a well, and those generators are the only way to fetch water without electricity.
SOS Chrétiens d’Orient has also organized the installation of two tanks that stock water in order to redistribute it to the Aleppines that cannot have access to it.
The association has also financed the works necessary to the waterproofing of a big 20 000 liters tank, managed by Georges and Mathilde Salem’s foundation.
But these donations also helped to finance a regular distribution of home-based water for the elderly and disabled organized by the parish of Saint Dimitri: unable to travel to the points of distribution in the city, these people needed them to come over. Aleppo is thirsty and your generosity has been able to respond to the urgency of the situation.