IRQ Tdh WASH, Child Protection and Education response to address immediate post-conflict needs of the population in Tal Afar district
Through SDC’s support, this project implemented by Terre des hommes addresses the immediate WASH, education and child protection concerns of conflict-affected populations in the district of Tal Afar. The project includes the rehabilitation of water and sanitation infrastructure, the provision of child protection services, the light rehabilitation of three schools and the training of teachers in contact with conflict-affected children.
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- Conflict affected girls and boys have safe and equitable access to the formal education system in Tal Afar district.
- Conflict affected girls and boys have access to psychosocial support services and case management services in Tal Afar District
- Conflict affected population of Tal Afar district has safe and equitable access to clean water
- Terre des Hommes Lausanne
The project will be carried out in the district of Tal Afar. More than 100’000 people have returned to this district since it was retaken from ISIL on 31 August 2017. Public services are extremely limited, key infrastructure has been neglected and damaged during the recent military operations. The water network within Tal Afar city has been severely damaged and the Water Treatment Plant is currently out of order. Conflict-affected children have had irregular or no access to education since ISIL took over Tal Afar district in 2014. The restauration of the public education system is a priority for the Directorate of Education which calls for rehabilitation work and minor repairs to be carried out in schools across the district.
Local authorities currently lack the necessary resources to re-launch these key public services and there are currently very few humanitarian actors intending to address these needs within Tal Afar district.
|To improve access to water, education and child protection services for conflict-affected people in Tal Afar district.
|The intervention will provide assistance to conflict-affected people including returnees, IDPs, host communities, and the potential further returnee population. Support to the Directorates of Water and Education is also envisaged. Under the WASH component of the project, 29 neighbourhoods will benefit from access to the city water network while four operators will be trained. 3,000 children will benefit from hygiene promotion sessions. Under the child protection component of the project, 1350 girls, boys, women and men will benefit from psychosocial support services and case management. Under the education activities, more than 3,200 children are expected to re-enrol in three schools targeted by the rehabilitation work.
1.1 Administrative capacity of the Directorate of Education is supported through rehabilitation and material support.
1.2 Light rehabilitation work is carried out in three schools in Tal Afar.
1.3 48 teachers are trained on Psychological First Aid.
2.1 Child protection units roll out child protection and psychosocial support activities
2.2 150 children at protection risk access case management services
2.3 The community-based child protection system is strengthened
3.1 City water network and Water Treatment Plant are functioning.
3.2 Sanitation and water facilities are rehabilitated in the three targeted schools.
|Directorate/federal office responsible
Swiss Non-profit Organisation
|Current phase Swiss budget CHF 750’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 750’000 Total project since first phase Budget inclusive project partner CHF 600’000
Phase 1 01.12.2017 - 30.09.2018 (Completed)