Shafaq News / The European Union (EU) announced on Thursday, that it has made a financial contribution of $ 2.8 million to help Iraqi children in displaced camps, while UNICEF indicated that these funds saved children from "diarrhea and cholera".
A recent contribution of USD2.8 million by the European Union has provided immediate relief to 90,000 vulnerable people –half of them children – in emergency camps in Sulaimaniyah , Hamam al Alil and Jeda'a 1 and 5 IDP camps within Ninawa governorate.EU said in a statement recived by Shafaq News Agency .
“The generous contribution from the EU enabled UNICEF to continue trucking in safe water for drinking and cooking. This helped to protect the health of children and their families from dangerous diseases, including Acute Watery Diarrhea and Cholera, both which can result from the consumption of unsafe water,” said Hamida Lasseko, UNICEF Representative in Iraq.
Funds were also used to support appropriate sanitation facilities and maintaining a clean and hygienic environment through care maintenance and waste management, water quality monitoring and distribution.
Iraqi and non-Iraqi children continue to be vulnerable to violence, abuse and exploitation and in need of protection prevention and response services in both camp and non-camp settings. In addition, many of the children in former conflict areas do not have birth certificate and other civil document, which is a legacy of conflict and upheaval in Iraq. This has restricted their ability to move out of camps and to access to social services like health, education and social protection