Syria-Iraq Regional Assistance I & II (SIRA I & II)

Restored water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, improved shelters, and provided management and protection for vulnerable displaced persons, refugees, and host communities in Syria.

Blumont’s USAID/OFDA-funded Syria-Iraq Regional Assistance program I & II (SIRA I & II) worked in Syria from 2016 to 2018 to mitigate issues caused by conflict. Throughout SIRA I, Blumont worked to enable better access to WASH services, repaired and installed WASH infrastructure, and provided non-food items (NFI) to vulnerable populations such as internally displaced, infants, and elderly/disabled adults.

SIRA II continued and expanded on these objectives by managing and providing protection, psychosocial, and awareness services for refugees and displaced persons in two IDP camps and for vulnerable communities in Al-Hasakah, Aleppo, and Raqqa. This involved camp management and protection activities focusing on topics like self-esteem, stress, and crisis management.

The program also improved shelter and settlement conditions through placing water pipelines, providing water and sanitation equipment, rehabilitating water networks, and distributing NFI and shelter kits.