9th - 13th August 2014
To provide life-saving emergency assistance to 75,000 Yazidi people displaced in the Mount Sinjar region of Northern Iraq due to ISIS conflict.
13,000 LIFESAVER jerrycans and LIFESAVER cubes were airdropped into the Mount Sinjar region of Northern Iraq over a four night period by two RAF C130's. The LIFESAVER units were dropped full of water providing people on the ground with an immediate supply of clean, safe drinking water. The LIFESAVER relief formed part of a wider response by DFID totalling over £2m of aid deployed in the immediate hours and days following the conflict unfolding. The robustness of LIFESAVER products was a significant reason for the success of the relief effort; LIFESAVER products remained in tact following the air-drop, whilst bottled water dropped by other NGO agencies smashed on impact. The LIFESAVER response was recognised widely as a success.
75,000 internally displaced Yazidi people were provided a guaranteed supply of clean and sterile drinking water through the provision of LIFESAVER technology. The LIFESAVER jerrycans and cubes provided a sustained solution beyond the initial drop, forming a crucial and sustained part in the relief effort.