The attached paper for the first 2018 Standard Allocation of the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF), issued on 15th February 2018, sets out the general eligibility and strategic priorities recommended by the Advisory Board for projects to be considered under the maximum US$ 36 million allocation available. The elements of the paper are in line with the IHPF objectives as outlined in the IHPF Operational Manual, and based on consultations within the IHPF Advisory Board and with the Humanitarian Country Team and the Inter-cluster Coordination Group.
DOKUCHAIEVSK VODAKANAL BUILDING SHELLED
According to Voda Donbasa, on February 14th, at 12.30 pm shrapnel from shelling broke the window of the account manager’s office at the Dokuchaievsk Vodakanal office, entering the room. Fortunately, no one was injured, and there was no damage to equipment, but the incident of course put the lives of staff at risk.
The WASH Cluster is in touch with ‘Voda Donbasa’ and will report any specific needs to WASH cluster partners, however VD are extremely worried about the safety of staff at present.
The purpose of this document is to provide technical guidance to WASH partners to ensure safe storage, disposal or re-use of black water (Wastewater). Black water from cess pits contains pathogens which can be harmful. Cholera is endemic in Iraq, and thus the risk of a major health outbreak from poorly managed black water is significant.