Restoring Roman Wells to bring relief: How an ancient artifact is revived for livelihoods

In Syria’s rural areas, long-abandoned Roman wells have become more than a relic of a bygone civilization. For communities struggling to cope with the disastrous ongoing conflict, these ancient wells, dug more than 2,000 years ago, have now become a means of survival.


36 ancient Roman wells have so far been rehabilitated to store water for drinking and irrigation.

450 families approximately 2250 persons have benefited from clean and safe water stored in the wells.

150 cubic metres of water can be stored in each well.

Read the full article on the websites of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Syria.