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QRCS and UNICEF rehabilitate WASH facilities in Mosul schools

QRCS and UNICEF rehabilitate WASH facilities in Mosul schools

Tribune News Network
Doha
With funding from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has implemented a renovation and maintenance project for water and sanitation facilities at 48 schools in Mosul, Iraq.
The overall number of beneficiaries is 59,258 students from the returnee families.
Over 14 months, the project was executed by QRCS’s personnel, under a plan that covered the eastern, central and western districts of Mosul.
In the eastern part of the city, they restored and maintained 28 lavatories at the schools damaged during the past military clashes. The total number of beneficiaries is 28,825 students.
Besides, 24 school lavatories were rehabilitated in the western part of Mosul, which enabled the schools to resume normal work. These facilities are available for the schools’ 30,433 students.
Mosul suffers shortages in infrastructure, and many schools have damaged buildings and lavatories. They are in dire need for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
To achieve the goals of the project, QRCS mission in Iraq redesigned the procedures of coordination with international organisations, local authorities and camp administrators. This is one of a series of projects undertaken by QRCS in Mosul together with UN partners, particularly UNICEF, with a special focus on healthcare, water and sanitation.
According to the post-assessment, the project was highly welcomed by the local community. It also had a positive impact on the work of other international humanitarian organisations operating there.
QRCS is actively engaged in the reconstruction of Mosul, by supporting the city’s water supply and sewage systems, in order to encourage return of the displaced families.

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