Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has initiated a programme to support health centres in western Mosul, Iraq, as part of its large-scale relief intervention.
The programme, funded by the Qatar Fund for Development and conducted in co-operation with the International Organisation for Migration, is expected to benefit an estimated 162,000 Iraqis in eight districts of the war-ravaged city.
QRCS said the programme will meet the pressing needs of health centres in the area, which were critically affected by the ongoing military operations.
Over the past three months, QRCS’ relief intervention helped as many as 95,915 residents out of the total 96,864 internally displaced people (IDPs).
Besides medications, medical supplies, and furniture, the aid will also include 1,300 food packages for 7,800 people and 5,693 parcels of winterisation items and tarpaulins for 33,858 people.
Other activities includes operating three health centres to serve 39,257 people (nearly 400 per day) at IDP camps, as well as securing potable water, garbage boxes and vehicles, and hygiene promotion measures for 15,000 inhabitants of the Khazir camp.
To anticipate mass evacuations from eastern Mosul, QRCS teams began field assessment of basic needs and visited the district health centre in the expected destination, which is southern Mosul.
QRCS is planning to put up a makeshift hospital to receive more IDPs.
Under the Warm Winter Campaign 2016-17, QRCS distributed 250 packs of basic nonfood items to the inhabitants of Al Jadaa camp in Qayyarah, southern Mosul.
Aid included mattresses, blankets, heaters, fuel packs, full kitchenware sets, plastic mats, cookers, solar lamps, and water flasks. Also, complete hygiene kits, which will last for a month, were handed over to families.
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