Displaced in Iraq’s camps suffering from heat
10 months ago
(17 Jul 2018) Internally displaced people (IDPs) from Mosul are suffering from summer heatwave, lack of electricity and water supplies at the Hamam Al-Alil camp in northern Iraq.
During the summer months, temperatures in Iraq regularly reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in the daytime.
In the past week, it’s usually been 42 to 45 degrees Celsius (107-113 Fahrenheit) after midday, but the week before, it hit 48 degrees Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) several times.
People living there say the water is dirty and they don’t receive enough electricity, which is given only from 12:00 to 4:00 pm during daytime, then from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at night.
Hamam Al-Alil camp is run by the Norwegian Refugee Council aid organisation and hosts mainly displaced people from West and North-West of Mosul.
Over two million people remain displaced in Iraq.
Recently, there have been huge protests in the south of the country as lack of electricity in the middle of the Middle Eastern summer makes the heat particularly unbearable.
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