Voices from the Ground
Water scarcity is a major concern in Lebanon, but thanks to the support of the European Union via the EU Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, families like Maher’s have now access to water all year round. By building a system to collect and store rainwater, Lebanese and Syrian families can now save money and address other household needs.
Henna, a 28-year-old Yazidi-Kurdish woman, is the head of a mine and explosive action team in charge of clearing unexploded devices left behind by Daesh in the area surrounding Sinjar, north of Mosul, Iraq. Thanks to the Mining Advisory Group (MAG) and the financial support of the European Union through the EU Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, Henna and her team of experts are rebuilding this region’s future. By clearing more fields every day, people will be able to return to their homes and activities and finally resume their lives.
Wassim and Noor are Yazidis from Baachiqa, near Mosul. After living in Dohuk for three years, they went back to their hometown to find it deserted and in ruins, with 30 to 40% of their inhabitants having fled Daesh. When their son fell sick, they decided to take him to Hevi pediatric hospital, in Dohuk, even though it is 150 km away. In the Mosul area, healthcare services are barely running and they knew he would receive the best care at Hevi hospital. Thanks to AISPO and the European Union, through the EU Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the pediatric hospital has been expanded and rehabilitated to respond to the increasing needs, reaching a total population of 2.5 million, including 1 million displaced people.