QRCS wraps up winter aid project for displaced Iraqis
January 25 2016 11:07 PM
QRCS officials distributing relief items in Al-Anbar governorate.


Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a large-scale winterisation project in Al-Anbar Governorate in Iraq.  
This is part the society’s QR11mn ongoing Warm Winter 2015-2016 campaign in several countries.
The $494,000 (QR1.8mn) project is aimed at alleviating the suffering of internally displaced Iraqis who fled the fighting in the governorate, a QRCS press release said.  
Over a month, QRCS personnel distributed relief items like blankets, winter clothes, and heating material to 6,500 families (39,000 people) in several cities and IDP camps.  
In co-operation with local partners, the beneficiaries were selected based on certain criteria, focusing on the most vulnerable IDPs who live in very tough conditions outside of camps, especially amid the cold weather and lack of protection.  
QRCS is already conducting other relief projects for Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan, including a water and sanitation project to establish a water storage and distribution system in Ashti Iraqi Refugee Camp, Sulaymaniyah, serving 1,312 families (7,878 people) of the camp.  
Under the Warm Winter 2014-2015 campaign in Kurdistan, which targeted the Iraqi IDPs in Erbil, QRCS personnel distributed $219,178 worth of winter aid to 5,088 most vulnerable families (30,528 people) including widows, children, elders and the disabled.

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