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.
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) remains one of the challenging humanitarian and development issues in Afghanistan. Limited access to WASH means a significant burden of poor health, nutrition, education and protection for children and women. The revised Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP 2017) target envisaged a need for reaching 880,000 people with WASH services in 2017. The Cluster partners have successfully reached 974,705 people during the period of last year.
SHELLING OF DONETSK FILTER STATION
Voda Donbasa informed the WASH Cluster that Donetsk Filter Station was under shelling during the night (10th to 11th February 2018). All staff were in the bomb shelter and only in the morning, were they able to assess all of the territory of the filter station. Staff identified a hole in the concrete fence and a broken glass block in the sand filters building. Fortunately, there is no injuries and DFS continue to cooperate in normal mode.
According to Voda Donbasa (VD), Donetsk Filter Station (DFS) was under shelling on Friday 2nd February 2018, starting 14:10 (Kyiv time). All staff took cover in the bomb shelter, and chlorine pipelines around the site were closed off to prevent leakage of the toxic gas into the environment. DFS operated in normal mode, throughout, with no identified strikes landing directly within the territory of the filter station.
WASH Sector Cox’s Bazar Situation Report
135 is the total number of WASH incidents since the start of 2017.
Geographical breakdown of incidents by oblast and by gov-ernment controlled versus non-government controlled areas:
Note that people are normally affected on both sides of the Line of the Contact for most incidents, given the extensive nature of water systems.
Issues to highlight
Risk of damage through shelling continues as one of them main threats to critical water infrastructure along the Line of Contact.
Location: Stanychno-Luhanskyi rayon, Luhansk GCA
Prepared by: Volodymyr Kalinin, WASH Cluster IMO
ELECTRICTY COMPANY LEO AGAIN CUTS PETROVSKYI PUMPS
On 30th January 2018 at 11am (Kiev Time) LEO, the main electricity company supplying Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk Oblast, cut off power to Petrovskyi water intake in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk oblast, due to non-payment of historic debts.