Caritas addresses sanitation needs in quake-damaged Qeshm Island, Iran
Caritas Iran reports that tent camps have been set up to house those left homeless by the quake, and that latrines and showers are desperately needed. The island has suffered from long periods of drought. The scarcity of water combined with inadequate sanitation facilities could create difficult living conditions and health hazards for the displaced villagers.
Through its appeal, Caritas Iran, with support from Caritas member organisations, plans to equip tent camps with galvanised steel latrines, showers, and water tanks. Caritas Iran also hopes to follow up its immediate response with longer-term rehabilitation and reconstruction projects.
Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development, and social service organisations present in 200 countries and territories.
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