In another development, An internally displaced girl from Daraa province carries a stuffed toy and holds the hand of child near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra, Syria June 29, 2018. © 2018 Reuters/Alaa Al-Faqir
Residents of the northern neighborhoods of Daraa refugee camp, south of Damascus, have been left without water for nearly 15 days running, local sources reported.
Civilians attributed the water scarcity to the closure of water pipelines by local authorities at the claim that water supplies are being frittered away under the ground due to unrepaired water networks.
The residents urged the local water company to carry out the necessary repair works and rehabilitate infrastructure at the soonest possible time.
Local activists claimed the Syrian army and authorities have overlooked civilians’ appeals to remove a sand barrier underneath which the main water key is buried.
Over recent months, families taking refuge in the area said drinking water has been contaminated by sewage, causing it to become foul and salty.
All the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have been grappling with dire humanitarian conditions owing to the high rates of unemployment and absence of vital facilities.