Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed the preparations for two water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects to be executed in Iraqi Kurdistan over the coming days in favour of the Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The projects have been allotted a total budget of $2.25mn. The projects are co-funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and QRCS.
Under the first project, a sewerage network, sanitary facilities, and toilets will be established in Block B of Qushtapa Syrian Refugee Camp, Erbil. The second project involves establishing a permanent water storage and distribution system in Ashti Iraqi Refugee Camp, Sulaymaniyah.
The projects will serve 6,285 Syrians in Qushtapa, 40% of whom are children, and 7,319 Iraqis in Ashti.
These projects are under the agreement to support Syrian refugees in Kurdistan, as part of QRCS’s constant efforts since the beginning of the Syrian conflict to help the affected who fled to neighbouring countries like Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraqi Kurdistan.
Under QRCS’s Warm Winter 2014-15 campaign in Iraqi Kurdistan, which targeted the Iraqi IDPs in Erbil, QRCS staff distributed $219,178 worth of winter aid to 5,088 most-vulnerable families (25,440 people) with widows, children, elderlies, and disabilities. Each family received three blankets.
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