The United Nations funds 100 projects to restore stability to Falluja

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The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Stabilization Fund (SFOR) in Iraq announced Monday the support of more than 100 stabilization projects inside the city of Falluja, clearing nearly 2 million square meters of land and infrastructure of explosives. City.

"Since August 2016, more than 100 stabilization projects have been supported in Falluja through the stabilization program," UNAMI said in a statement. "Reforming the networks and reopening public infrastructure, and the work of thousands of people, Including many poor families, on public programs, and they are helping to rebuild the city. "

"Almost a year after the liberation of Falluja, the process of stabilizing the city is well underway, hundreds of thousands have returned to their homes, basic services including water and electricity have been restored and the local economy has been restored," the statement said.

"In a move that marked an important milestone on the path to the recovery of Falluja, the Iraqi government and the Stabilization Fund of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Iraq reopened the Azerik water treatment plant, which provides drinking water to more than 60 percent of the city's population," UNAMI said.
"Rehabilitation of the station is one of the main projects requested by the Anbar Command Center, which is responsible for restoring stability in newly liberated areas."
"The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has removed explosive devices from all the station buildings and over 40,000 square meters of land," the statement said.

"The clearance of nearly 2 million square meters of land and infrastructure of explosives, including five power plants, 12 health facilities, 13 sanitation sites, 19 water points and 88 schools," the program said.

"The newly rehabilitated station is necessary to improve access to safe drinking water for Fallujah families," said Anbar governor Suhaib al-Rawi in a ceremony marking the reopening of the Azerite water station. "Water supply projects are essential to improving our communities' access to safe drinking water and effective sanitation systems. To preserve the lives and well-being of men, women and children in Anbar. "

"This is a symbol of the recovery of Falluja," said Liz Grande, a UNDP Resident Representative in Iraq: "When we saw the destruction in the Azores for the first time, we did not believe that the station could be rebuilt so quickly.

Everyone worked together to accomplish this task in record time. More than 60 percent of the city will have safe drinking water. "

"The identification and removal of explosive ordnance is the first step before stabilization initiatives or humanitarian interventions in liberated areas," said Per Ludamar, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) official. "The clearance of nearly 2 million square meters of contaminated areas in the city Falluja, allowing the start of stability activities and enable families to return to the city, and resume life. "

The stabilization project, launched in June 2015, operates in newly liberated areas of Anbar, Salahaddin, Ninewa and Diyala provinces. More than 1,000 projects are completed or under construction in 23 locations. Since the beginning of the crisis, more than 1.8 million people have returned to their homes.