This is the fifth and final 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:
5. Old warehouse, Shakil, Al Sumood, Kalar
Twelve families (60 people) are currently living in an old warehouse in Shakil. They are in need of water storage: two 2000L water tanks, 24 jerry cans, 12 buckets, and also water treatment: either treatment of the source of household water filters. 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 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 condition: 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.