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GlobalMedic SupporEng the Urgent Needs of Displaced Families in Iraq



Ongoing violence in the Middle East has aected
millions of people, with over 302,000 families internally
displaced in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. An esCmate of
40% of these IDPs have sought shelter in spontaneous
communal seHlements such as schools and abandoned
or unnished buildings. These families lack heat,
electricity, running water, latrines and proper
protecCon from the elements. With no foreseeable end
to the crisis and winter fast approaching, humanitarian
needs in the Kurdistan region are immense. Access to
basic necessiCes such as clean drinking water remains
insecure.

WASH RESPONSE
1.4 million Aquatabs water puricaCon tablets
1 Aqua-Response 10 water puricaCon unit
540 RainFresh household water puricaCon units


In response to the refugee crisis,
GlobalMedic has secured access to safe, clean
drinking water for thousands of IDPs in
Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk. Urgent water needs
were addressed through the operaCon of an
Aqua-Response 10 water puricaCon unit
which produces 40 litres of clean drinking
water every minute. The distribuCon of 1.4
million Aquatab water puricaCon tablets will
eecCvely purify another 14 million litres of
drinking water for families to use regardless of
their locaCon. In addiCon, GlobalMedic has
distributed 540 RainFresh household water
puricaCon units. These point-of-use systems
are lightweight, durable and portable, ltering
water from virtually any source to support a
familys water needs for an enCre year.

To view a video of GlobalMedics clean
drinking water program, please visit:

A displaced Iraqi family and their new Rainfresh unit

hHps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJdj_Z0Z7x0.

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Winterization Kits
1,243 displaced families have received kits to support
their needs through the cold winter months


In addiCon to the water crisis,
increasingly cold weather marks a severe
threat to families in Northern Iraq. The
thousands of families who have sought shelter
in abandoned or unnished buildings are
hugely vulnerable through the winter months.
In response, GlobalMedic implemented an NFI
w i n t e r i z a C o n p r o g r a m i n v o l v i n g t h e
distribuCon of 1,243 winterizaCon kits. The
contents of the kits varied depending on the
needs and sizes of families and included
blankets, maHresses, coverlets, household
heaters, soap, baby diapers and female
sanitary pads.

Through this winterizaCon program,
GlobalMedic supported the warmth, health
and safety of thousands of men, women and
children living in inadequate shelters.

3,659 blankets
2,729 maVresses
1,200 coverlets
900 fuel-powered household heaters
19,522 bars of soap
1,365 packs of baby diapers and female sanitary pads


To view a video of GlobalMedics
winterizaCon program, please visit:
hHps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD3rpAMvGeU

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