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Iraq: Safe drinking water for residents of a Baghdad slum

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In January 2004 desperately-needed repairs are planned for the water system in Hay Tarik, one of Baghdad's poorest districts. During this time, however, the water will be shut off.
To fill this gap, All Our Children is providing $65,000 U.S. to rent 12 water tanker trucks that will transport water from functioning treatment plants to Hay Tarik as well as purchase 10,000 jerry cans for the 45,000 residents. The goal is to supply 5 liters of water daily for each person. Some 70 to 80 percent of those living in Hay Tarik are children and youth. Many families currently have no incomes.

The German organization, Architects for People in Need, will direct the project.