Friday, 09 December 2016 15:50

Freezing Temperatures in IDP Camps: UN Women Iraq Distributes High Thermal Blankets and Necessity Kits to Women and Girls in two camps Near Eastern Mosul

The UN Women Team distributes blankets near eastern Mosul. The UN Women Team distributes blankets near eastern Mosul. Photo credit: UN Women/ Dr. Bernice B. Rumala

7th December, 2016, The UN Women Iraq team went on mission near eastern Mosul this week to distribute 3,000 high thermal blankets to women and girls in two camps. Women and girls have mentioned freezing temperatures at night in the camps. UN Women has also distributed necessity kits for 20,000 individuals containing socks, soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, feminine pads, vaseline, shampoo, nail clippers, laundry detergent, solar lamp/flashlight and other necessity items. One elderly woman mentioned “I am so grateful to receive the blanket so that my grandchildren and I are warm at night”.

“These necessity kits and high thermal blankets from UN Women shows how much we value dignity for women and girls”, said Dr. Paulina Chiwangu.  She further states that “As we are in the midst of 16 days of activism, a campaign to end violence against women, we also want to celebrate these heroic women and girl survivors of ISIL”.

As seen in the blankets, these women are strong and resilient.  UN Women is proud to continue supporting the women and girls from Mosul.  This is only made possible with the generous support of donors.

 

 Display of high thermal blanket distributed by UN Women at camps near eastern Mosul. Photo credit: UN Women/ Dr. Bernice B. Rumala

 

An elderly women mentions how grateful she is to be warm at night after receiving the high thermal blanket from UN Women. Photo credit: UN Women/ Dr. Bernice B. Rumala

 

An elderly women mentions how grateful she is to be warm at night after receiving the high thermal blanket from UN Women. Photo credit: UN Women/ Dr. Bernice B. Rumala

 

Video of UN Women – Necessity kit Distribution
https://youtu.be/Dsp3TDyx96Y



High resolution photos can be found at the following links:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx7xn-ln59uCT1Y5RmdZc1pXdWM/view?usp=sharing 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx7xn-ln59uCaDZHdHl0aFRTbzg/view?usp=sharing 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx7xn-ln59uCQnVXSVBlYXRIemc/view?usp=sharing 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx7xn-ln59uCNnZNMGNDbklTaGs/view?usp=sharing 

 

Additional Info

  • Agency: UNWomen
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