A NETWORK OF CHALLENGES
- More than three decades of war and sanctions have seriously deteriorated the country’s water and electrical infrastructure.
- The displacement of over 2.5 million people within Iraq due to fighting has further exacerbated the strain placed on the country’s already dilapidated water systems.
- Continued depletion of aquifers is a serious concern as more wells are dug to meet demand.
WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT - 2014
2 millionNumber of people who received potable water following the rehabilitation and construction of 89 water supply facilities and 5 irrigation canals. These irrigation canals benefited over 30,000 people in Babil, Diyala, Kirkuk and Sulaymaniah provinces. The people who benefited were over 1.1 million residents and 280,874 people displaced within Iraq due to the conflict.
127 Number of technicians trained by the ICRC to operate and manage these facilities independently.
68 Number of emergency repairs that were carried out by the ICRC, at times remotely through local contractors, in coordination with water authorities.
4,000 Number of detainees who benefited from the ICRC-led rehabilitation of the water supply system in 5 prisons in Babil, Baghdad, Basrah and Ninawa.