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Food and Hygiene in Iraq, 2014

Land: Iraq
Vooruitgang: Closed
Budget: € 1473000
Looptijd: 2015-11-30 - 2016-06-30


In response to the some 2.4 million displaced, the Red Cross has put in place measures to improve the most pressing needs: water, sanitation, and hygiene, shelter and household items, and food security, nutrition, and livelihoods. In addition, it has strengthened the disaster response and risk reduction capacity of the Iraq Red Cross. The Netherlands Red Cross supplied funding for hygiene kits, jerrycans, food parcels, and non-food items. The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over 2.4 million internally displaced people across 2,744 locations in Iraq and left hundreds of thousands of people in need of assistance. The majority of displaced are in private settings, which place strain on strain on local communites and basic services. Critical shelter arragements house some 700,000 people, compirsing unfiished or abandoned buildings not fit for living, with the remainder living in camps. To furthur strain facilities and resources, Syrian refugees place addtional strain on infrastructures. The project was located in Iraqi Kurdistan in the Erbil governorate, Duhok governorate, and Zakho district within the Duhok governorate.


Water, sanitation and hygiene were promoted through the distribution of hygiene kits and related items alongside constructing water and sanitation facilities. 9,306 people were reached with hygiene kits and related items. The most essential shelter and household needs were met through distributions of non-food items such as kitchen sets, clothing vouchers, stoves, mattresses, and blankets, and rehabilitation of unfinished buildings. Non-food items reached 20,219 people. Food parcels were distributed, reaching 10,408 households.


Over 150,000 people were reached with food and non-food Items. 36,000 internally displaced families were provided with hygiene items.

Type ramp: Armed conflict Emergency food aid Material relief assistance and services Response
Donateur: The Netherlands Red Cross
Uitvoerende partners: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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