Kuwait opens school, water plant in Anbar
BAGHDAD: The State of Kuwait has opened a makeshift school and a drinking water treatment plant at al-Hejra camp for the displaced persons in the city of Amiriyah Fallujah in Anbar Province, west of Iraq. The school, consisting of caravans as classes, and water plant were inaugurated to serve internally displaced persons in the city, as part of Kuwait’s humanitarian relief campaign in Iraq, Kuwait’s Ambassador to Baghdad Salem Al-Zamanan said yesterday.
Establishing such facilities at the camp aims to alleviate suffering of displaced people in the city and curb negative effects caused by the large destruction of main facilities there, he said. He revealed that Kuwait’s relief campaign will continue opening further makeshift schools, and medical and mobile clinics as well as distributing more food baskets to the displaced.
Meanwhile, Iraq’s medical united society for relief and development said the inauguration of this school is part of an integrated program that includes five makeshift schools at the camp. Sattar Rajab, a member of society, added the school has 16 classrooms with a capacity of 400 students. The water plant’s capacity is 1,000 cubic liters per hour.
Some senior Iraqi officials, in addition to the Kuwaiti ambassador, were present in the inauguration ceremony. Kuwait had previously handed out humanitarian aid, food baskets and school bags to the displaced at several camps in Baghdad and other governorates.