There are over 2.7 million refugees in the Northern Kurdish Territory in Iraq. Most of these refugees are children. Most of them only have what they were able to carry when they were forced out of their homes. For those forced out in the middle of summer, carrying winter clothing was not an option. Winter is here, for some of the refugees, it’s back. Many of the refugees did not make it through the last winter.
The short term plan is to treat the standing water that is being used for drinking and convert it into clean water for drinking on “Day One”. This will give the locals clean water immediately. The long term is to get wells dug as soon as we can get crews into the area. Digging well can be expensive, it takes time to schedule the digging and sometimes the trucks can’t get to the location of the village because of poor road conditions.