The “Humanitarian Commission” aid group on Wednesday launched a project to repair sewage and irrigation systems and to repair schools and organize hygiene campaigns in seven villages surrounding the town of Ariha in rural Idlib. Meanwhile, humanitarian organizations have opened the first medical center serving more than 60 villages in southern rural Aleppo.
Ahmed Shehada, director of the “Humanitarian Commission” aid group, said the project includes repairing water tanks and facilities, installing electricity generators, maintaining water pumps, repairing main water pipelines, and the installation of ground fuel tanks.
The project also includes repairing sewage networks, disposing of solid waste, and restoring damaged schools. Shehadeh pointed out that the project also aims to provide local councils with equipment needed to deal with solid waste. He noted that the project will create over 30 jobs in these seven villages.
Meanwhile, civil groups and volunteers opened the first medical center to serve more than 60 villages in southern rural Aleppo. The center will have eight volunteer doctors and nurses who will be dealing with emergency cases as well as some minor injuries and mild diseases.
Khairou Alkhairou, an official at the medical office of the Free Health Directorate in Aleppo said that the medical center was opened in the village of Bia’ia Dansh in the Buwaidar sub-district to serve 36,000 people living in over 60 villages. He pointed out that it is the only medical center in the area but lacks an ambulance service.
Vital civilian infrastructure in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo has been a constant target for the Assad regime and Russian air forces who continue to hit public roads, hospitals, bakeries, and water and power stations. The attacks have also killed and injured hundreds of civilians, including women and children. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Smart News Network)