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Transforming lives in Cox’s Bazar with wells, latrines, and toilets

Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is home to around 900,000 Rohingya refugees, most of whom live in temporary shelters. It’s the world’s largest refugee settlement, and Medécins Sans Frontières have described its health facilities as a ‘ticking time bomb’.

The families living here fled brutal, violent persecution in Myanmar that wiped out entire villages. Four years on, there aren’t enough toilets, clean water is scarce, and latrines are overflowing, turning to muddy waste when it rains.

All this, as COVID-19 rages on.

Water: a lifeline for those who receive, a blessing for those who give

With your help, we’re working to transform the facilities for over 4,000 people in Jamtoli camp, located in Cox’s Bazar.

We’ll be rehabilitating 140 latrines, installing 12 toilets, and repairing 140 more. We’ll also clean and restore 55 latrines and construct 6 tube wells, providing urgently-needed sustainable clean water to the community.

Since beginning our work we’ve begun the installation of the 6 tube wells, the first step in helping the community to be resilient to viruses and waterborne diseases.

We’ve also begun to deliver our 80 awareness sessions on improved hygiene and 60 sessions on feminine hygiene, which are helping to protect communities from infection and breaking taboos about female health in a responsible and hygiene-focused manner.

It can be extremely hard to stay clean living in a refugee camp, but without hygienic toilets and a water system, it’s all but impossible.

Together, we are changing that. With your help, we’re improving the living conditions for Rohingya families, who have been forgotten and neglected after having survived violent persecution in their homeland.

Help us continue to improve the living conditions of Rohingya families.

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