Safe Water in Iraq: ACTED Case Study #4 - Unfinished building, Shakh Langer, Kulagu, Kifri
This is the fourth 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:
4. Unfinished building, Shakh Langer, Kulagu, Kifri
19 families (93 people) are currently living in an unfinished building in Shakh Langer.
There is one small water tank on site and the IDPs get water from neighbors; however it is not sufficient to cover the minimum 50 L per person per day. Five 2m³ tanks are required, well as household water storage: 38 10L jerry cans, and 19 20L buckets. Each family needs a water heating unit to cope with the current conditions. There are no latrines or washing facilities and currently the families are using the facilities of neighbors, and some families are washing inside their rooms without proper drainage.
The condition of the latrines and washing facilities of their neighbors often do not meet minimum standards, for example some of the facilities are missing doors. The families require infrastructure to improve their sanitation condition: four latrines and four 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.