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Working with markets and the local Government whilst responding to the WaSH needs of the Syrian crisis


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Resource type:Conference, training & meeting documents
Keywords:National & regional actors, Regional, Urban, Water and sanitation
Countries:Jordan, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria
Author(s):Lamb, J.
Date published:October 2015

The Syria crisis presents many challenges but also opportunities to respond differently to WaSH needs. Oxfam’s experiences both in Jordan, Lebanon, Gaza and Syria have enabled the organisation to build relationships and alliances with key market actors to either provide water via a voucher based system, and or through direct operational activities with the local water authorities installing reverse osmosis systems, large scale generators, control panels and submersible pumps. This paper provides an overview of these experiences in the hope of building and replicating this further across other agencies, and other middle income, and urban crises.

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