During September 2013 the International Rescue Committee (IRC) distributed 1 499 Peepoo Personal Packs (with 28 Peepoo toilets in each pack) to 920 Syrian families. The selected families all included vulnerable individuals in IDP camps in Syria.
The place on the map does not show the actual location of the camps, for security reasons.
Through IRC’s Peepoo intervention, vulnerable populations got access to a private and personal toilet that could be used at household level, available at any time, day and night. This gave the users easy access, which saves time and increases safety. It also increased convenience for the caretakers.
In February 2014, IRC finalised the first evaluation survey in Syria with 242 families. The evaluation showed that before the users received Peepoo, the most common sanitation practice was to use an ordinary plastic bag for defecating, which they disposed of in a garbage pit.
The IRC evaluation revealed that the families were very happy with receiving Peepoo; 94% of the families thought their everyday life improved with Peepoo, and 80% used Peepoo exclusively in their shelter. The Peepoo users were 56% female, 67% children, 20% elderly.