The five year conflict in Syria has caused a major dislocation of people, thousands of whom have entered Jordan.
Syrian refugees in the Jordanian desert battle constant stress, the strain of displacement and an unclear future, but hygiene facilities provide some relief in the harsh conditions. Thanks to some toilets and clean water provided by World Vision, many Syrian refugees are able to avoid life-threatening diseases like cholera and dysentery often rife in temporary close-living communities.
Since first responding to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, World Vision has reached almost 300,000 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in camps and host communities. One of the priorities in the biggest Syrian refugee camp, Azraq, has been to ensure that there is access to water supply and sanitation infrastructure (WASH), and to train WASH Committees on hygiene promotion. World Vision is one of the main WASH actors operating in the camp to provide a safe and sanitary living environment for the refugees.