October 8, 2018
In April 2018, REACH implemented a cash assistance project in Mosul in order to support those most affected by the ISIL crisis and years of instabliliy and violence. In an effort to provide needed relief to the most vulnerable REACH targeted the Ninawa Goveronate. At this time over 400 beneficiaries from various areas throughout the Mosul, Talkaif and Hamdaniya districts, have recieved cash assistance through this project.
The cash assistance was distributed according to established selection criteria and in coordination with the Cash Working Group in Iraq, which helped to identify those most in need.
The benefit of cash assistance is the freedom of choice it offers beneficaries, which essential to providing relief with dignity to those revieving it. Some people used the cash to purchase essential items for their homes and families, while others used it to rehabilitate their destroyed or damaged houses. In addition to covering needs, others used this assistance to pay back their accumulated debts, or bought medicine for members in their families, who are disabled or have chronic illness.
Hadiya Sulaiman Hamid was born in 1953 she lives in Al-Aabar quarter in West Mosul, her house was destroyed in war in the Old City. Hadiya said “I can’t describe my joy; it can’t be expressed by word when REACH organization gave me money, it helped me a lot in paying the accumulated rent of the house we are living in, and buying the basic needs for living, also buying treatments for my two disabled sons.”
Suhaila Salih Thanon 65 years old, she lives in Filfeel, Suhaila and her family left the village after ISIS invasion in 2014. During the operation of liberation, she lost her son, her house was destroyed. She said “REACH organization helped us after we get back to Filfeel, it gave us an amount of money, i used it to buy construction materials (brick, iron and cement) to rebuild our house again. I am so thankful, because of this cash we will be able to get back and live normally in our house and village.”