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Posted On: 18 August 2019 09:40 am

QRCS, UNICEF provide relief for Mosul returnees

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are working together to provide diverse relief services for the returnees in Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, northern Iraq. Recently, QRCSs representation mission in Iraq have completed a bulk of projects to enhance the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services provided for up to 1,620,125 returnees.

In a statement on Saturday, QRCS reviewed the reports of the completion of these projects and their nature and types in all parts of Mosul, including construction of a pumping room and water suction canal to provide drinking water for Al-Hamdaniya District. Another water collection and processing section was constructed at Al-Abzakh Station, to pump water from the river, and then filter, purify, and distribute it to the city and neighboring villages.

The statement pointed out that the implementation of a major project to rehabilitate the water and sanitation units of the primary health care centers in the city of Mosul, which covered 11 primary health care centers in Mosul to serve 521,867 visitors in the left side of the city.

Eng. Majida M. Bahnam, Director of Al-Hamdaniya Water Station, expressed her thanks for everyone who contributed to these vital services, which meet the water needs in much of the city. With QRCSs support, she noted, the processed potable water increased by 30%.

This humanitarian intervention came from QRCS in light of the lack of infrastructure and the destruction of most of the water stations operating inside Mosul during the period of military operations, where it has had a significant and visible impact among the city's community and the international humanitarian organizations working there, which praised the leading role of the State of Qatar in humanitarian work, while the Qatari Red Crescent continues to work in coordination with international organizations, local departments and camp management to support the water and sanitation sector during the reconstruction phase of Mosul, which helps create the conditions for the return of displaced people to their homes.

Source: QNA