Emergency WASH in Informal Settlements 2022 – LOT 1


Emergency WASH in Informal Settlements 2022 – LOT 1

Target Areas

Mount Lebanon – South – Nabatiyeh governorates

Target Audience

Vulnerable Syrian refugees living in informal settlements

Overall Objective

Supporting 19,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees living in informal settlements to achieve their basic needs of water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Specific Objective
  1. Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is increased while taking into account that all environmental conditions are met.
  2. Implementing community-based mobilization to improve the appropriate usage of WASH services.
  3. Emergency response in any case of emergency situations. Including but not limited to evictions, influx of refugees, natural disasters etc…
  4. COVID-19 WASH response through utilizing kits and awareness sessions.
  5. By end of 2022, most disadvantaged children have access to safe drinking water and healthy environments.
  1. 191 new latrines were installed (75 in the South and 63 in Nabatiyeh, 53 Mount Lebanon as well as, 15 special needs latrines), which resulted in improved access to safe sanitation in informal settlements.
  2. A long-term sustainable solution for wastewater management (ABR system) was implemented in Marj El-Khokh and benefitted 240 direct and 350 indirect beneficiaries. This system shifts us away from holding tanks and frequent desludging through filtering the wastewater to a certain extent, allowing the beneficiaries to reuse it for agricultural purposes.
  3. A new sewer line, approximately 270 meters long, was constructed in Taamir area and connected to 12 residential buildings to achieve a better outcome regarding wastewater management. In addition, a stormwater collection channel was rehabilitated and is now fully functional resulting in a lower runoff volume. The two systems combined benefitted 5,000 direct and 10,000 indirect beneficiaries.
  4. Rehabilitation of WASH facilities in four public schools in Ghobeiry was done, resulting in access to safe sanitation and improved WASH services for 2,389 beneficiaries. In addition, hygiene promotion sessions are given to students of all ages to promote good hygiene practices, thus reducing the risks of infectious diseases.