The Directorate of Camp Affairs (DCA), affiliated with the Ministry of Development and Humanitarian Affairs of the Syrian Salvation Government (SSG), recently conducted inspections of new residential units in the Kafr Karmin Camps.
The group is responsible for ensuring the safety of accommodations in the camps. They check that all aspects of the projects comply with regulations and engineering plans and are properly reinforced, especially in light of recent earthquakes, in order to safeguard the well-being of the occupants. The team also inspects ancillary services such as water, sanitation, and roads.
DCA staff visited several camps for the displaced located between the cities of Atarib and Dana in Aleppo’s countryside. They also followed up on various service projects, including the renovation and extension of the sewage system linking the villages of Deir Hassan and Qah.
The largest project inspected by the team was the 525 recently constructed concrete housing apartments in the Kafr Karmin camps. The Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) has also been contributing to the Kafr Karmin camp housing project, overseeing the water and sanitation infrastructure for the al-Kamuna section of the camp. This section aims to provide housing for 7,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The White Helmets have been working to ensure that the residents have access to safe and clean drinking water and that the camps are protected against waterborne diseases.
The group mentioned via their social media that these projects are “partial solutions to the humanitarian crisis, which is a reflection of the absence of a political solution.” While important, these projects cannot replace the just and safe return of displaced Syrians to their homes.