The water crisis in Syria is a dire situation that has been ongoing for several years, and it shows no signs of improving anytime soon. The crisis is a result of a combination of factors, including drought, mismanagement, and destruction of infrastructure during the ongoing conflict in the country.
The crisis began in 2006 when Syria experienced its worst drought in recorded history. The drought lasted for five years and had a devastating impact on the country's agriculture, leading to widespread crop failures and a sharp increase in food prices. The situation was further exacerbated by the Syrian government's poor response to the crisis, including its failure to invest in the water infrastructure or provide adequate support to farmers.
As the drought continued, many Syrians were forced to migrate from rural areas to the cities in search of work and food. This led to an increase in the urban population, which put even more pressure on the already strained water resources in the cities. The situation was made worse by the ongoing conflict in the country, which has resulted in the destruction of water treatment plants, pipelines, and other infrastructure.
The lack of clean water has had a serious impact on the health and well-being of the Syrian people. Many people have been forced to use contaminated water, which has led to a sharp increase in the number of cases of waterborne diseases, such as cholera and typhoid. The crisis has also had a significant economic impact, as the lack of water has made it difficult for farmers to grow crops, which has led to a decrease in agricultural production and a rise in food prices.
The situation in Syria is complex and there is no easy solution to the water crisis. However, there are some steps that can be taken to alleviate the situation. For example, the international community can provide financial and technical assistance to help rebuild damaged water infrastructure and support the development of sustainable water management practices. In addition, the Syrian government must take responsibility for addressing the crisis and must prioritize the needs of its people over political considerations.
Ultimately, the water crisis in Syria is a tragic example of the consequences of a lack of political will and inadequate investment in critical infrastructure. It is a reminder that water is a precious resource that must be protected and managed carefully, and that the failure to do so can have devastating consequences.
At SIXCO, we strive to be a socially facilitated brand and more than just a transactional-based business. We have partnered up with various non-profit organizations to build clean water wells after every 30th purchase of our products in an area where water is scarce.
Here are the facts:
- 1.5 Million people die from dirty water each year
- Every 2 Minutes a child dies due to a water-related disease
- 3 Billion people lack access to safe drinking water at home
- By 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water stressed areas
Here's how it works:
Step 1: You purchase a product
Step 2: We wait until 30 orders have been placed
Step 3: We get in touch with Paani Project to construct a well which will provide clean drinking water to approximately 50 people permanently
Step 4: The well is built and all 30 names of customers who helped build the well are written on it
Step 5: For transparency, we send you pictures of the well that you helped build
Water connects every aspect of life. Access to clean water is a fundamental human need, and therefore, a basic human right. No child or adult should sleep thirsty or have to walk miles and miles for water.
Have a look at some of the wells that we've built over the years and join us in our mission to build countless more wells and eradicate the water crisis completely.
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