The Humanitarian Coordinator congratulated Islamic Relief staff for their quick and effective response to the crisis
On 14th August, 2004, Mr. Manuel Aranda Da Silva, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, visited Islamic Relief’s emergency projects in Darfur.
Mr. Aranda Da Silva, accompanied by OCHA representatives John Goodwill and Anne Wood, was given a tour of the Al-Riyad and Kerinding II camps.
The Humanitarian Coordinator congratulated Islamic Relief staff for their quick and effective response to the crisis. IR staff explained how they designed and mapped the Kerinding II camp, registered 160 families and provided them with shelter materials in only two days.
The new residents of Kerinding II received locally purchased construction materials, along with plastic sheets and blankets.
Arrival of IDPs to Kerinding II
IR is also preparing sanitation facilities, a school and a mobile clinic for the families that have settled in Kerinding II. The camp is eventually expected to hold 4000 families.
The UN delegation led by Mr. Aranda Da Silva also visited the Al-Riyad camp, where Islamic Relief staff briefed the group about the work carried out by IR and other aid agencies. Camp residents had received much needed shelter materials to prepare for the coming rainy season.
Islamic Relief is currently fighting a jaundice and hepatitis E outbreak which has led to nearly 30 deaths so far. As part of its strategy to avert the disease, IR distributed soap and new jerrycans to residents of the Al-Riyadh camp, and has recently started a campaign of water chlorination and hygiene promotion.