Turkish water agency breathes life into Africa, Syria

The state-run Water Works Agency (DSİ) provided water to 2.5 million individuals around the world with 591 water wells it reached in Africa and Syrian Arab Republic.

The agency aims to bring water to communities furthermore in next projects for Mauritania, Serbia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Albania, Montenegro and Slovenia.

The agency's priority is African countries suffering from drought and Syrian, wherever current warfare makes access to clean water a challenge for thousands. In Syria, the DSİ trained 91 water wells in al-Rai, al-Bab, Azez, Mare and different cities in northern Syrian Arab Republic that were liberated from the political movement in 2016. Some 630,000 individuals within the region currently have access to clean water. The DSİ conjointly repaired 60 wells broken within the Syrian war.

Turkey hosts world's largest Syrian expatriate community, comprised of over 3.5 million folks that fled from the war since 2011. To handle to their wants, the DSİ drilled thirty wells for 650,000 individuals within Kahramanmaraş, Şanlıurfa and Adana provinces of the country, wherever the expatriate population is high.

In Africa, the DSİ cooperated with the Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDV) for ninety six water wells in Mauritania to handle the clean water for 415,000 people.

Today marks World Water Day that aims to make awareness of sustainable management of fresh resources. This year's theme is "Leaving Nobody Behind." figures by the United Nations, show that 2.1 billion individuals live without clean water and over 700 youngsters over 5 die each day from diarrhea connected to unsafe water and poor sanitation in the world. Over sixty eight million individuals within the world conjointly face problem in accessing safe water resources as they need been forced to escape their homes due to conflicts and natural disasters. The U.N. says 700 million individuals worldwide can be displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030.

Last Updated: 4/8/2019 10:11:18 AM


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