QRCS, UNICEF Rehabilitate WASH Facilities in Mosul Schools
09 October 2019

QRCS, UNICEF Rehabilitate WASH Facilities in Mosul Schools

Doha, October 09 (QNA) - 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. QRCS said in a statement on Wednesday that 59,258 students from the returnee families from the displacement to Mosul have benefited from the project. Over 14 months, the project was executed by QRCS's personnel, under a plan that covered the eastern, central, and western districts of Mosul. 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's mission in Iraq redesigned the procedures of coordination with international organizations, 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 health care, 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 organizations 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. (QNA)