Monday, 6 September 2021

Rohingya Tube well Project

Access to safe and clean Water is a major problem in the Rohingya refugee camps of Bangladesh. There are problems with collection, transport of water and storage of water. Inadequate and unsafe drinking water and limited sanitation facilities have given rise to a number of diseases including cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea.

During the extended Covid19 lockdown in the camps, most NGOs have scaled back their activities. There have  been a number of consequences.  One major impact is that many tube wells, managed by those NGOs or camp authorities, have fallen into disrepair and are  not being serviced by the NGOs.   Additionally, water is rationed with only twice daily provisions at the water points. Long queues build up causing problems.  

Women and children  have faced the brunt of these lockdown outcomes in terms of water collection and transportation.

Over the past year #HANDS4ROHINGYA, a HANDS International project, have built over a dozen  tube wells in the Rohingya refugee camps, each one serving approximately 70 families. These families benefit by not having to go to distant water points, and queueing is also reduced substantially.  Each tube well costs £270 in order to dig to a depth of 220 feet.  Donors are provided with a name plate within the cost.

Please donate generously here.