QRCS provides drinking water for 3,600 families in Yemen
December 05 2015 11:41 PM
Under the project, 120,000 litres of clean water have been distributed per day.
Under the project, 120,000 litres of clean water have been distributed per day.

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a new relief project to provide drinking water for the community of Dhale, Yemen, at a total cost of $60,000 (QR218,270).
Under the project, 120,000 litres of clean water were distributed per day, or 3,600,000 litres over a month, in Dhale city and on its outskirts, with each family receiving 1,000 litres.
The assistance helped prevent an imminent humanitarian disaster in the governorate, QRCS said in a statement.
Water was brought from nearby water-rich areas to Dhale via trucks and was then supplied to the house-attached tanks in different parts of the city, with a special focus on destitute families with widows, orphans, elderly people or the disabled.
The target areas had been facing a severe lack of water resources and other basic services. Most shops, schools and hospitals had been shut down, and water and electricity infrastructure was destroyed, the statement noted.
Poor roads, unavailability of a beneficiary database, scarce fuel supplies, narrow alleys in some parts of the city and lack of - or destruction of - water tanks in the houses of some poor families were some of the other challenges.
While reviewing work on the ground, Dhale governor Fadhl al-Jaadi said: “We highly value QRCS’s initiative to relieve the city. We hope that this project will continue to meet the dire need for water and also cover food assistance.”

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