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Icelandic Water to Quench Thirst at Refugee Camps

By Iceland Review

A long-term agreement has been made between the Icelandic company Brúarfoss Iceland ehf. and the Canadian charity On Guard for Humanity on the purchase of Icelandic drinking water, which will be transported in customized containers and tanks to refugee camps and regions around the world suffering from shortage of clean drinking water.


Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“It is an international project and will be worked on closely with aid organizations and NGOs which assist victims of war, natural disasters and other catastrophes around the world where there is no access to clean water,” Alberto de Sousa Costa, director and chair of On Guard for Humanity, told Morgunblaðið.

De Sousa Costa explained that the purchase of the Icelandic water will be funded with donations from individuals, private companies and public institutions in Canada.

Also, the charity will obtain funding for carbon trading with the countries to which the water will be transported. The project has been well received, de Sousa Costa said.

Containers and tankers will be filled in five locations in Iceland, including Ísafjörður in the West Fjords, where Brúarfoss has made an agreement to that regard with the local municipality, Ísafjarðarbær. Other locations will be revealed in the coming weeks.


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