Over a decade of conflict has left essential services and infrastructures destroyed, damaged, and neglected, affecting entire communities. Many lack access to sewage infrastructure and electricity, while schools and health facilities struggle to cope. The social fabric of whole communities has fallen victim to the crisis, with tensions and sensitivities between host communities, the displaced, and returnees.

We facilitate the recovery of local community life and invest in a healthy economy. We improve access to essential services and facilities for entire communities and strengthen the relationships between displaced persons and host communities. This includes rehabilitating water and sanitation facilities, renovating child-friendly spaces and schools, and upgrading transport and other community infrastructures.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene leave communities at risk of a health crisis. Whether networks are damaged, in disrepair due to years of neglect, or completely destroyed, SARD rehabilitates water and sewage networks to provide safe and clean water and sanitation for entire communities.

Community Infrastructure

SARD rehabilitates schools, parks, markets, and transport infrastructures in order to invest in the local community and economy. In 2019, SARD rehabilitated 16 public infrastructures in 12 communities benefiting a population of 33,075 individuals.

Child-Friendly Spaces

Spotlight: Social Cohesion Projects

Community gathering in Samada, Idlib

SARD strengthens social cohesion by empowering communities to lead the recovery process together and providing spaces and activities that brings the community together.