As 2017 marked the end of the ISIS insurgency, 2018 was a year concentrated on rebuilding in many areas of this war-scarred land. As Returnees are attempting to re-establish themselves, the reality of damaged houses, infrastructure and services are an added hardship and burden on their shoulders. Additionally, IDP families are also living in difficult and inadequate conditions, which worsens with each passing year of displacement.
In 2018, we continued to provide humanitarian aid to IDPs, refugees and vulnerable host communities, through protection initiatives, as well as mixed solution programs across Shelter, Non-Food Items, PARC, WASH and Livelihood sectors. This year was one of great achievements including larger scale projects including landfill construction, trash collection service provision, shelter rehabilitation and new construction, household and emergency rapid needs assessment.
Furthermore we partnered with INGOs and through the support of local institutions in water infrastructure construction, such as establishing water pipeline system in urban areas, water supply system rehabilitation in schools and clinics. We also implemented projects in rural areas including water tank installations and more complex rehabilitation works. Further projects include rehabilitation of schools and clinics infrastructure.
We invite you to review our Annual Report for 2018. We would also like to thank all of our staff and partners who have contributed to our work throughout the past year.