Safe Water in Iraq: ACTED Case Study #3 - Old neglected school, City Centre, Kulagu, Kifri
This is the third in our series of case studies showing the needs of IDP's in Iraq. The text and images that follow are extracts from a report prepared by Ciara Noone the ACTED WASH Program Manager responsible for the region:
3. Old neglected school, City Centre, Kulagu, Kifri
22 families (93 people) are currently living in an unfinished building in Kulagu City Centre. There are no latrines or washing facilities and currently the families are using the facilities of neighbours and some families are washing inside their rooms without proper drainage.
Furthermore, the sanitation facilities of their neighbours often do not at minimum standards. The families require infrastructure to improve their sanitation conditions: two latrines and two washing facilities (gender separated) and a hand washing basin per household. In order to allow the families to improve their hygiene practices, they require one hygiene kit per family, a waste bins and baby kits.
The site is located near a water compact unit, and the local water authorities have committed to provide water and water purification tablets to the IDP community. Four 2m³ tanks are required, as well as household water storage: 44 10L jerry cans, and 22 20L buckets. Each family needs a water heating unit to cope with the current conditions.