Iraq

IRAQ

Rebuilding healthcare provision in Halabja

The towm of Halabja near the Iranian border was devastated by the Iraqi armed forces and targeted toxic gas attacks. Despite this people still returned to their homeland. They lived amongst rubble and were confronted with land-mined wells and fields as well as an infrastructure and electricity supplies which had been destroyed. CHILDREN´S RELIEF – Hilfe für Kinder in Not e. V. was involved in rebuilding the healthcare provision in the region, rebuilding the hospitals, specialist training of the medical personnel, advice services for maternity and nutrition, setting up a laboratory and X-ray department, an orthopaedic workshop and a dental clinic, as well as providing physiotherapy support for landmine victims, particularly children.

 

Building up the infrastructure in Halabja

Children´s Relief – Hilfe für Kinder in Not e. V. made donated funds available so that the electricity and water supplies in the Halabja region could be reconnected and secured, and new schools and houses built. The initiation of agriculturural programmes meant that a new and sustainable basis for living was created for the people.