UNICEF leads the delivery of water to Syrian children and families. When civilians in Aleppo needed emergency water, UNICEF scaled up our response in a huge way. Together with local partners we:
- trucked in 1.5 billion litres of life-saving clean water;
- kept Aleppo’s four pumping stations running with 4 million litres of fuel;
- sent in experts to rehabilitate the damaged water network;
- turned dangerous water into a safe, clean source of life with 80 tonnes of water disinfectant.
UNICEF doesn’t receive any money from the UN. All of this was achieved with the generosity of supporters in Australia and around the world. This passionate group of people is the reason 300,000 children in Syria woke up and went to a school with safe water last year. They’re how we could wake up in Australia to good news: there had been no major outbreak of a waterborne disease in 2016. Their regular support meant UNICEF could build 100 underground wells to turn the horror of water cuts into a better story for a million children.