With temperatures ranging from below zero in winter to above 50 degrees Celsius in summer, adequate shelter is essential for survival in a challenging climate. We provide basic repairs to family homes in Mosul, using local teams to distribute and assist with the installation of shelter kits.
To date, our team has distributed and installed more than 1,800 kits, providing protection from the elements and privacy for those residing or returning to their homes. In some areas, nearly all windows have been blown out and destroyed by shrapnel, bullets, or the shock-waves caused by explosions. These simple steps provide income to the laborers we employ in Mosul, while providing families with safe and dignified shelter that will better prepare them to deal with extreme temperatures and other elements.
Many of the community water sources were destroyed during the conflict. Communal facilities have been left in a state of disrepair, while personal water tanks and plumbing systems have been splintered with shrapnel or blocked by debris. In addition to the distribution of bottled water, our teams have undertaken repairs to water tanks and wastewater systems.
With support from ECHO and in conjunction with NRC, CNSF is currently installing 100 communal water tanks throughout several communities in West Mosul. Through this project, targeted communities will receive more than 400,000 liters of potable water daily.
When the Yazidi families had to leave Sinjar, they moved to different locations, some of the families came to Erbil to the Yazidi Camp, they needed a care, attention and Education for their kids, to response this, CNSF opened a center for Education and took care of 22 kids education as well as CNSF provided therapeutic lessons after what they had been through.
With every project we undertake, we ensure the involvement of local men and women. These individuals are not only able to earn an income and stimulate the local economy, but can also take part in decision-making processes that affect their day-to-day lives. We believe that the participation of the local community is essential in building capacity, resilience and social cohesion.
Providing people with employment and an income not only provides a sense of purpose, but also enables them to be financially independent, allowing them to take control of their lives once more.
CNSF Distributed winter kits for the families in Sinjar Mountain who escaped from the war and hid in there, to provide a shelter for their families, and escape from the death, CNSF provided 1050 Winter kits to help them to survive from the cold, freezing winter.
In 2 0 1 7, CNSF Distributed Hygiene Kits for more than 200 vulnerable Widows in Mosul and the IDPs in Dohuk.
For over two years, Iraq's second largest city (Mosul) was occupied by the Islamic State. Caught in the middle of the conflict, the majority of civilians were forced to flee in order to avoid airstrikes, drone attacks, mortars, and IEDs. Hundreds of thousands sought refuge in IDP camps or in the homes of family members and neighbors.
As a local NGO, CNSF was well positioned to provide emergency relief and has been delivering food, water, kerosene heaters, blankets to the people of Mosul since the start of the offensive at the end of October 2016.
All of our work in Mosul is conducted by our local field team, who operate from our Mosul warehousing facilities. Formal trainings and on-the-job learning opportunities - combined with local knowledge and expertise - have enabled them to operate under extremely challenging circumstances.
We distribute food, water, shelter and non-food items in hard-to-reach urban and rural areas. Our team is able to mobilize quickly in order to identify at-risk individuals isolated from other forms of support.