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Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Water Crisis

Published : 03-11-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Water Crisis

The main water pump has gone inoperative in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, leaving the residents of Al-Bilat and Al-Qaytiyah neighborhoods without water.

Local sources told AGPS that water has been pumped into the camp using the small secondary pump, pending maintenance works to repair the water network.

Civilians have found no other way to secure potable water than to buy water supplies for privately-owned tanks at a price of up to 10,000 Syrian pounds a tank.

Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away from central Damascus, continue to set off alarm bells over the lack of basic services and dire socio-economic conditions rocking the area as a result of the steep rental fees, high rates of unemployment, the price hike, and poor sanitation. 

Jaramana camp is 8km from Damascus on the road to Damascus International Airport.  The camp was established in 1948.

UN data indicates that before the start of the conflict in 2011, there were over 18,000 Palestine refugees living in Jaramana camp. During the Syrian crisis, the number of Palestine refugees in the camp and the surrounding area increased to 49,000 due to an influx of displaced Palestine refugees from other areas, including the camp of Yarmouk.  As a result, Jaramana has become one of the most densely populated areas of Damascus.

Many of the refugees worked as street vendors, government employees or in nearby industrial plants. Some inhabitants find work in the informal sector through collecting garbage for recycling. The majority of women are domestic workers in Damascus to supplement family income. Like other areas in Syria, displacement, unemployment, inflation, protection and security risks are among the main concerns shared by Palestine refugees and Syrians alike.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12405

The main water pump has gone inoperative in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, leaving the residents of Al-Bilat and Al-Qaytiyah neighborhoods without water.

Local sources told AGPS that water has been pumped into the camp using the small secondary pump, pending maintenance works to repair the water network.

Civilians have found no other way to secure potable water than to buy water supplies for privately-owned tanks at a price of up to 10,000 Syrian pounds a tank.

Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away from central Damascus, continue to set off alarm bells over the lack of basic services and dire socio-economic conditions rocking the area as a result of the steep rental fees, high rates of unemployment, the price hike, and poor sanitation. 

Jaramana camp is 8km from Damascus on the road to Damascus International Airport.  The camp was established in 1948.

UN data indicates that before the start of the conflict in 2011, there were over 18,000 Palestine refugees living in Jaramana camp. During the Syrian crisis, the number of Palestine refugees in the camp and the surrounding area increased to 49,000 due to an influx of displaced Palestine refugees from other areas, including the camp of Yarmouk.  As a result, Jaramana has become one of the most densely populated areas of Damascus.

Many of the refugees worked as street vendors, government employees or in nearby industrial plants. Some inhabitants find work in the informal sector through collecting garbage for recycling. The majority of women are domestic workers in Damascus to supplement family income. Like other areas in Syria, displacement, unemployment, inflation, protection and security risks are among the main concerns shared by Palestine refugees and Syrians alike.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12405