The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) mission in Iraq, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), continues to provide water and sanitation services in Iraqi IDP camps in Al Jadah area, south of Mosul, through humanitarian interventions that include provision of drinking water, maintenance of sewage plants and improvements in hygiene.
This has contributed to alleviating the suffering of those displaced by armed conflict.
In a statement issued yesterday, QRCS said that the project covers more than 52,500 beneficiaries for drinking water through the operation of a mobile water treatment plant, in co-operation with international organisations, local departments and camp administrations.
The statement pointed out that activities were carried out in this regard for maintenance of water distribution points and sewage network and for the launch of awareness programmes on water pollution, diseases and the need for hand washing and water purification, in addition to washing of reservoirs, collecting waste and withdrawing heavy water periodically, within the regular health awareness campaigns for the displaced.
Other important services related to the difficulty of living inside the camp, and the involvement of the displaced in monitoring and management of water distribution, waste collection and withdrawal of heavy water.