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Syria

How widespread is access to safe drinking water and sanitation? What condition are pipes and sewers in?

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According to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Syria's energy sector is in a mess due to the ongoing conflict in the country1. The same can be said of its water sector.


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UNICEF, the United Nation's Childrens' Rights & Emergency Relief Organization, warned in 2013 that due to the ongoing conflict in Syria, water and sanitation systems have been severely damaged, putting children at great risk of disease:

Water and sanitation crisis threatens Syrian children

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    13:58, 22 Apr 2015watersaving.comSwitzerland
    13:55, 22 Apr 2015Omar A.UnitedArabEmirates
    09:22, 22 Apr 2014Omar A.UnitedArabEmirates
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