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Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01498
Date : 03/09/2014
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Baghdad. ICRC engineers supervising the maintenance work at a water plant.
Photographer : FAEZ, Muhanad
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article of 30.10.2014, abstracts:
"Iraq: ICRC scales up activities to help over 1.5 million people
As armed conflict expands in Iraq, the ICRC is stepping up its humanitarian work. It has brought food and other aid to more than 1.5 million people since January. (...)
Clean water for displaced people and residents.

One of the ICRC's priorities in Iraq is to make sure that people have water that is safe to drink. Since the beginning of the year, the organization has provided clean drinking water for nearly 920,000 people, more than 200,000 of whom are displaced. This has been achieved by installing new water facilities and upgrading existing ones for host communities while also delivering water by truck and installing additional storage and distribution points for displaced people.

"The conflict has also had an effect on water resources," said Mr Youssef. "Because water is essential to human life, it is imperative that it be protected by parties to the conflict." Whenever possible, the ICRC has also repaired water resources destroyed as a result of fighting. (...)
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