A woman and three children walk down a street in a dust-dry territory
Social cohesion

Social cohesion

Water for Zaatari

Building sites have now reappeared in Zaatari again. Excavation for sewage lines is taking place and pipes are being laid. The warning signs read "Danger, deep excavation". Zaatari is one of the largest refugee camps in the world and is located in Jordan, just a few kilometres from the Syrian border. Since 2012, Syrians have found refuge there from the war in their native country. It is now home to 80,000 people who require a total of three million litres of water per day. Since the camp was established, KfW has promoted the water supply in Zaatari on behalf of the German Federal Government — a complex project. At the moment, households are connected directly to deep wells with underground pipes. In our video report, you can see what the project means for the inhabitants.

Video report

Impressions from the refugee camp Zaatari in Jordan (KfW Group/Thomas Schuch).

Published on KfW Stories: Wednesday, 19 March 2018


All United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda in 2015. At its heart is a list of 17 goals for sustainable development, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our world should become a place where people are able to live in peace with each other in ways that are ecologically compatible, socially just, and economically effective.