Project profile — Building Resilience in Conflict-Affected Communities in Iraq

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Building Resilience in Conflict-Affected Communities in Iraq - Overview
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
2015-06-30 - 2018-12-31
Country / region • Iraq (100.00%)
Sector • Water And Sanitation
Sanitation - large systems (14022) (20.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (20.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic sanitation (14032) (20.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Waste management/disposal (14050) (20.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to mitigate the impact of the influx of internally displaced persons in the most affected communities of northern Iraq by increasing the resilience of service providers and improving their capacity to effectively respond to the various issues in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH). It also complements Canada’s existing humanitarian relief efforts for internally displaced persons in Iraq, thereby leveraging Canada’s response to the crisis for greater impact. Project activities include: (1) investing in community WASH services; (2) improving the water treatment of the Dohuk landfill site; (3) training municipal authorities and key service providers in delivering WASH services; and (4) establishing small-scale rehabilitation and awareness projects with community organisations. With GAC’s support, the ACTED is rehabilitating and improving WASH for over 120,000 host-community members and internally displaced persons in the Dohuk Governorate.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of improved WASH and environmental sanitation basic services; and (2) enhanced community perception of investments and improved performance of service providers in WASH.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2018) include: (1) water infrastructure in 8 of the most vulnerable communities were built and rehabilitated in Northern Iraq, which increased the water access of 306,342 individuals; (2) capacity building on solid waste management, operation and maintenance was provided to 44 WASH service providers working in these 8 vulnerable communities; and (3) hygiene kits were distributed to 710 families, delivering children and youth friendly hygiene promotion activities to 2,505 individuals, and sanitation facilities were constructed, which benefitted 16,791 individuals living in the 8 targeted communities.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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