Ahalna Campaign and Better Shelter
The Iraqi philanthropic association, Ahalna Campaign (حملةأهلنا), has placed an order of more than 250 Better Shelter units for its operations in the Baghdad area. The association plans to purchase a total of 500 shelters and aims to shelter more than 2500 persons, once sufficient funds have been secured.
“We have partnered with Better Shelter to house families that are in acute need of adequate shelter. The Better Shelter units are sustainable and provide a higher living standard than alternative temporary options,” says Sura Alrawi, PR manager at Ahalna Campaign.
Assembly of the first shelters received has commenced and construction will continue during the month of February in camps in the Ghazaliya area and the Takya area in Baghdad. Preparation of the campgrounds involves construction of concrete foundations, upon which the shelters are installed to better protect residents against cold temperature, heavy rains and flooding. The camps will host Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have fled the militant group Daesh in other parts of the country. Besides shelter, Ahalna Campaign provides displaced families with clean water, food, medicines and various non-food items.
Ahalna Campaign was founded in 2015 by the Iraqi musician and WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Naseer Shamma, with a will to support Iraqi families who have fled conflicts in the country. Ahalna Campaign’s associates work on a voluntarily basis, and the association relies on funding from private donors. The mobile telecommunications company Zain provided funding for the first order of 100 shelters.
Location Ghazaliya and Takya – Baghdad, Iraq
Implementation Feb 2016
Number of units 250
Purpose Temporary housing