In association with UNDP Human Relief Foundation rehabilitated sanitary units within schools in Iraq. HRF assessed seventeen schools in Ninewa and El-Din and equipped them with sanitary units with proper ventilation and ceramic toilet basins, full private access and usage for each toilet, and ensured that hand washing basins, safe and clean drinking water taps and good lighting are available within schools.
The primary objective of this initiative is to improve education conditions of Iraqi students through restoration and rehabilitation of their sanitary units and hygiene awareness raising sessions. It is estimated that 6,830 school children and 413 teachers are benefiting from this programme.
Currently, Human Relief Foundation is working as an implementing partner with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to rebuild communities in Tikrit, Iraq. The objective of the programme is to provide support for the safe return of displaced families through the rehabilitation of affected newly accessible areas. Debris removal has been highlighted by the authorities as one of the priorities for the first six months, which will allow people to return to Tikrit and services to resume.
Work will include the demolition of unsafe buildings, removal of rubble and debris, the repair of partially damaged buildings and the cleaning of streets. Using workers from the low-income daily labour pool, an additional ‘Cash For Work for Debris Removal in Tikrit’ programme will allow residents to earn for their households. The UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.