December 17, 2014
Somaya fled the Syria conflict to Lebanon with her parents, three brothers and two sisters. The family, through the generosity of their Lebanese host, is now living rent-free in an unfinished building which was rehabilitated by Solidar Suisse. The renovation work to the building included the instillation of winters and doors, electrical wiring and fittings, and the provision of water-saving toilets and plumbing to ensure a regular supply of water while easing the pressure on Lebanon’s scarce water supply during the dry summer months. Solidar’s field volunteers are training refugees like Somaya on how they can conserve precious water resources while also not compromising healthy good hygiene practices.