Iraqi Red Crescent implements urgent measures for briefing from Cholera disease and to prevent its spreading in some areas of Abu Ghraib area

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that it has takes several precautionary measures for briefing from Cholera disease and to prevent its spread in some areas of Abu Ghraib. As IRCS has sent health and awareness teams to some areas of Abu Ghraib western of Baghdad so that to provide health services, adding to disseminate health awareness among the people there in order to limit spreading of this disease because the above mentioned area is a home to more than 6 thousands of displaced families.
IRCS’s teams also installed (RO) stations that produce 2000/liter per hour in order to provide water for more than 2,000 families, knowing that these stations relies on well water as a result of rivers scarcity.
Adding to what has just mentioned, IRCS’s teams distributed more than 6000 bottled water and 500 health kit for the people there, and organized health awareness campaigns and gave health guidance on how to deal with this disease, The campaigns has targeted women because they have the major role to get rid of this epidemic and advised their children not to drink contaminated water

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An independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during the peace and war , natural disasters and non-natural disasters , it is also considered one of the most activist societies in the international movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The work of the society depends on the principle of voluntary work which considered the base in IRCS work , that the voluntary service is embodied the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent international movement which considered volunteers the basic block in the society work , that the voluntary relief doesn’t work for any interest or seek for any profit .

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