Humanitarian aid is starting to reach those in the eastern districts of Mosul, as well as a corridor south of the city, but needs remain acute. Priorities include providing access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation, as well as rehabilitating water supply infrastructures that have largely been destroyed by the war.
In the Mosul region, needs are critical for the 163,000 plus displaced families in and out of camps, as well as for those living in host communities.
The five bridges linking the east and west banks of Mosul have been destroyed, preventing the city’s residents from fleeing. Fighting has already driven many inhabitants southwards, mainly to the towns of Qayarah, Hamam Al Halil and Al-Shura.
- 38 million inhabitants
- 18.9% poverty rate
- 121st out of 188 on the Human Development Index
This is not the first time SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has provided aid in Iraq. Our teams have been providing drinking water and improving health conditions in the country since 1992, helping up to 77,000 people.
In order to improve the current living conditions of those affected by the conflict and to combat water-borne diseases, the teams at SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL supply the most vulnerable with drinking water and give them dignity kits. Actions aimed at helping 8,000 people will prioritize households with a female head. The dignity kit typically includes a toothbrush, soap and sanitary towels, and is designed to provide a minimum level of hygiene.
Water, hygiene and purification
8 000 people helped
– Distribution of 15 liters of drinking water per person a day, by tanker
– Distribution kits of dignity
– Promotion of the hygiene
Should you have any questions, please contact Caroline Bedos
At head office