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iraqis dig their own wells in battle-scarred mosul - plastic drink container with tap

by:Koodee      2019-08-21
iraqis dig their own wells in battle-scarred mosul  -  plastic drink container with tap
These families start queuing daily at the well of Karaj al-in Mosul.
The Samar community, filled their large plastic containers with almost undrinkable sulfur water.
These families start queuing daily at the well of Karaj al-in Mosul.
The Samar community, filled their large plastic containers with almost undrinkable sulfur water.
Fighting to clear the Islamic State continues, and residents of the devastated city in northern Iraq have given up waiting for the government or international aid groups to start digging their own waters from the rubble.
They don't always find the cleanest sources.
"We have no water, no electricity, no wages, no food.
56-"What should we do to eat grass ? "year-
Old Fasla Taher took her container home to the nine orphans and two widowed daughters she took care.
Carpenter and temporary worker Shaker Mahmoud said he helped dig the well with funding from a local donor.
The same unnamed donor has already paid for five other donors in the region, and local charities have dug up more.
In order to be safer to drink, the family tried to boil the water, but the smell and taste were lingering.
"Not suitable for drinking.
I used to take it to the lab and they said it was 15-
25% of sulfur. "Mahmoud said.
Supply is still priceless for washing --
Since the start of the fighting, at least 10 children in the area have died from unhygiene.
Islamic State militants captured the city in 2014 as their largest base in Iraq, triggering an anti-U.
Attacks that destroyed most of the infrastructure, including water pipes.
The government offensive, which began in October, has cleared militants from the eastern part of the city. But the ultra-
Conservative militants hide in the old town on the west side of the tigriss River, and the fighting seems to have stopped.
The United Nations Development Programme and the government have also reopened a water sanitation facility this week as part of a programme they want to re-supply
Three months later.
The waiting time for residents is still very long.
"It's been a few weeks now, a few months now, because there's already safe drinking water here, and that's why the opening of this water treatment plant is so important today," Lise Grande, the United Nations Development Programme's representative in Iraq told Reuters on Sunday.
About 25 other factories are under repair.
Officials said it would cost $35 billion to restore all facilities around the province, except for Mosul itself, although the central government of Baghdad has not yet provided funds.
Back to Karaj al-
Shamal, residents are still doing the job for themselves when they wait for their processing plant to be repaired.
Slow progress.
Soon after the Islamic State left their area, locals made up money to repair their pipes, but on the same day the works were completed, watching the pipes be destroyed in air strikes.
So they lined up outside with their own wells and their own large plastic containers.
"It was set up by generous people.
"The state is not involved," Mahmoud said . ". (
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