As the displacement crisis in Iraq deepens, over one million Iraqis have now been displaced this year. RI is working on the ground in Erbil and Duhok to meet some of their most urgent needs.
During the past week, RI has provided 8 water tanks in Qaraqosh, 6 tanks in Bartella and 2 tanks in Karamles, and has distributed 80,000 litres of potable water to Qaraqosh, 60,000 litres to Bartella and 25,000 to Karamles. The water tanks were received from UNICEF and each tank has a total capacity of 10,000 litres. RI has also begun providing 10,000 litres of drinking water to those waiting at Khazir checkpoint every day. To date, RI has supplied 50,000 litres of drinking water.
Additionally, RI delivered 400 hygiene and sanitation leaflets to families living in Khazir Camp, and conducted garbage collection services in the camp and at the checkpoint.
In Garmawa Camp in Duhok, RI has provided 75 child kits and 1,800 sachets of oral rehydration salts.
Following fighting in Al Hamdaniya on June 25 which forced thousands more to flee to Erbil, RI carried out a rapid needs assessment, followed by a distribution of children’s kits and hygiene kits to those living in churches, community centres, sports centres and kindergartens in Ankawa. On 27 June, RI provided supplies to IDP families living in Dama’el Kindergarten, Youth Sports Centre and Mar Youhanna Church. The items provided included diapers, baby milk powder, baby soap, baby shampoo, towels, baby wipes, sanitary pads and detergent.