Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Humanitarian WASH for Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Name of Project: Humanitarian WASH for Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Project Introduction:

Since August 2017, violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has driven an estimated 655,000 Rohingya across the border to Teknaf and Ukhiya Sub-Districts of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.  This influx of refugees is in addition to an estimated 276,000 people who had migrated previously from Rakhine State. While the Rohingya refugees have found safety, their living conditions are pitiful. With such a large population living in close proximity, there is particular concern about the ongoing provision of clean sanitation.  Working in Jamtoli camp at the request of camp authorities, the project will rehabilitate 130 pit-latrines that have fallen into disrepair and de-sludge 70 latrines where cess-pits are over-flowing with excreta. Consistent with Government of Bangladesh requirements, this project will additionally work in a community neighbouring the refugee camps, Telikhola village, repairing 50 toilets that have fallen into disrepair, building 15 new toilets for particularly poor households and constructing 6 new tube-wells. Complementing the hardware provision in both the refugee camp and host community will be a behaviour change campaign to improve hygiene practice.  User groups will additionally be trained to ensure the ongoing operations and maintenance of installed hardware. In light of the ongoing pandemic, additional activities will be undertaken to promote the need for ongoing COVID secure behaviours.

Project Agreement Number:

Overall Objective:

Ensure improved wellbeing of people living in Jamtoli Rohingya refugee camp and host community (Telikhola).


Specific Objectives:

  • Ensure access to sanitary latrines
  • Ensure access to clean drinking water
  • To form and ensure functioning of 21 hardware management committees
  • Ensure improved hygiene knowledge and MHM practices
  • Ensure means and knowledge to improve water safety practice from source to consumption

Outputs:

  • 1,325 people have access to sanitary latrines
  • 300 people have access to clean drinking water
  • 21 hardware management committees functioning correctly
  • 10,500 beneficiaries have the means and the knowledge to improve hygiene and MHM practice in their household
  • 10,500 beneficiaries have the means and the knowledge to improve water safety practice from source to consumption

Project Components:
Installation and repair of sanitary latrines, installation of tube-wells, community mobilization, awareness raising.

Major Activities:

  • Repair 180 damaged latrines (130 Rohingya; 50 host)
  • De-sludge 70 filled-up toilets (70 Rohingya)
  • Install 6 deep tube wells for un-served area (6 host)
  • Install 15 new toilets (15 host)
  • Train 16 hardware management committees (10 Rohingya; 6 host)
  • Cleaning campaign with 300 person-day labour (300 Rohingya)
  • Organize 1 project launch workshop
  • 105 awareness sessions on importance of clean water (65 Rohingya; 40 host)
  • 105 hygiene promotion sessions (65 Rohingya; 40 host)
  • 105 MHM session for adolescent girls and women (65 Rohingya; 40 host)
  • Declare one village as open defecation free (host)

Project Beneficiaries (Direct): 5673


Project Duration: 1 Year (Started March 2021)


Financial partner (Donor): DAM UK, Human Appeal


Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Ukhiya Upazilla under Cox’s Bazar District


Project Budget: GBP 53,069


Number of project staffs and volunteers: 4


Contact Person: MahfuzAlam, Project Manager,


Email ID: damwashukhiya@gmail.com, Mobile no: 01718-543649