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QRCS inks pacts with UNICEF, IRCS for Iraq's reconstruction


Tribune News Network
Doha
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed new agreements with the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to pursue further humanitarian cooperation.
The agreements were signed by QRCS Secretary-General Ali Hassan al Hammadi during his visit to Baghdad, Iraq, to participate in the 10th Regional Conference of the Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
According to Hammadi, the agreements will help Iraq to go ahead with its reconstruction endeavours.
He commended the valuable cooperation with the UN agency and IRCS in the best interest of the vulnerable in the war-torn country.
As part of the early recovery programme, QRCS and UNICEF will work together on water and sanitation for the benefit of 1.53 million Iraqis in different parts of the city of Mosul.
In coordination with the health, water, and education authorities of Nineveh Governorate, a series of works will be implemented, including rehabilitation of the water supply network, 100 schools and 15 health centres.
Other activities are water desalination training for local water authority workers, quality control checks for drinking water, upgrading of water treatment technology, provision of hygiene services at schools and distribution of hygiene kits to students.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed with IRCS to renew the bilateral framework agreement. At a meeting with IRCS Secretary-General Mohamed Abdel-Sattar Mohamed, Hammadi discussed the humanitarian situation in Iraq, mechanisms of joint projects and potential opportunities of humanitarian cooperation.

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