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IRD Helping People Rebuild Their Lives

Posted by IRD HQ

It was nine years ago yesterday that Hurricane Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast, and residents are still recovering. IRD has been on the ground from the beginning, helping people rebuild their lives, homes, and businesses. These are the inspiring stories of three IRD beneficiaries.         more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Emergency Response, Health & Hygiene, Capacity Building, Economic Growth, Education, Jobs, Partnerships, Relief to Development, Youth, The Americas, U.S. Programs

New Infrastructure Brings Drinking Water Closer to Kosovo Towns

Posted by IRD HQ

The villages tucked into the hills outside of the town of Malishevë/o in central Kosovo are like many in the landlocked country – difficult to access by road – but many who live there prefer the quiet agrarian life to the faster pace of the country’s bigger cities. However, like many others, the villages of Bubël, Qupeva, and Domanek struggled to find a rel... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Health & Hygiene, Water, Europe, Kosovo

Doubling the Water Supply for 100,000 Palestinians

Posted by Natasa Ruka

IRD recently rehabilitated the Al Sa’adeh well to provide citizens of Jenin City and refugee camp with a safe and adequate supply of clean water. The well, located in Jenin City north of the West Bank, serves 100,000 residents and Palestinian refugees. The 885 meter deep Al Sa’adeh well had been inoperable for 10 months. A motor had fallen and was stuck at... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Water, Middle East & North Africa, West Bank and Gaza Strip

On the Road Again in the West Bank

Posted by Natasa Ruka

IRD successfully completed five important road construction and rehabilitation projects in the northern West Bank during Spring 2014. The projects are making it easier for Palestinians to reach work, schools, and markets and are providing important time and cost savings to the local economy. IRD’s role included contracting and managing local subcontractors to complete... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Middle East & North Africa, West Bank and Gaza Strip

WASH Projects Support Communities in Jordan

Posted by Noelle Wright

Four critical water and sanitation projects were inaugurated April 7 in Akaider, Northern Jordan. The projects, which were implemented by IRD in cooperation with UNHCR, include a rehabilitation of the Akaider Waste Water Treatment Plant that serves northern Jordan and the Za’atari refugee camp, well repairs in Jaber and Hakama, improvements to the treatment plant’s acces... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Emergency Response, Refugees, Water, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan