Published on February 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM
USAID "is distributing 'hygiene kits' at a Syrian refugee camp as part of a $385 million effort to help those affected by the country's ongoing civil war, according to a statement published on the U.S. Embassy's website Thursday," The Hill's "Blog Briefing Room" reports (Easley, 2/21). According to the IIP Digital article, USAID -- "through an international nongovernmental organization -- began distributions of family hygiene kits in the camp in October 2012. Each kit includes two towels, toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and feminine pads. USAID also provided two water containers and buckets to store and transport clean water to tents and makeshift homes." The article adds that USAID "also repaired [a] water pump, established water trucking, and constructed a septic system that supports 60 latrines," as well as established a waste disposal and removal system (2/21).
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