FedEx Express and Water Missions International deliver drinking water to Iraq
Water Missions International (WMI) has teamed with International Aid to provide clean drinking water and medical services to the people of Iraq. FedEx Express has transported four Living Water Treatment Systems and three portable medical clinics to FedEx’s Superhub in the US. The equipment was then flown to Kuwait where it will await transfer to Iraq.
The water systems are designated for communities in and around Kirkuk, Basra, Mosul and Baghdad. The water situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate and humanitarian efforts are severely restricted for security reasons. These portable water treatment systems are simple to operate and can reduce diseases by removing waterborne pathogens. The systems treat existing surface or ground water to support a community or hospital of up to 4,000 people. WMI engineers will be dispatched to assist with setup and training.
Co-founders of WMI, George and Molly Greene, sold their environmental company, General Engineering Laboratories, to start WMI after learning about the global water crisis. WMI, headquartered in the US is a nonprofit engineering organization that provides water solutions for developing countries and disaster areas. WMI has programs in ten countries, including Honduras and Afghanistan. WMI is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions. — (menareport.com)
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