Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) personnel have distributed 250 packages of basic non-food items (NFIs) to the inhabitants of Al Jadaa camp, southern Mosul, Iraq.
This has been done under the Warm Winter Project 2016-2017.
In a press statement, QRCS has stressed that its relief providers work actively to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Mosul in co-operation with Unicef. Financed by Qatar Fund for Development, the programme involves NFIs as well as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
This winterisation aid included mattresses, blankets, heaters, fuel packs, full kitchenware sets, plastic mats, cookers, solar lamps and water flasks. Also, complete hygiene kits have been distributed among families, each lasting for a month.
In the Al Khazir camp, QRCS field teams have continued with their WASH services in Section M2, eastern Mosul. They supervise water purification testing, drinking water supply, water tank maintenance, awareness about rationalised use of water, and specification of solid waste collection hubs.
QRCS’s relief efforts are co-ordinated with its partners, Unicef, and funders, Qatar Fund for Development, to contain the overflow of displaced populations who live in tough conditions in IDP camps, the statement notes.
According to statistics from international humanitarian organisations with operations in Iraq, the current number of IDPs is estimated at 200,000 people. As the fighting persists, this figure is likely to soar to up to 1.4mn IDPs.
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