Water, latrines, and a water system for Rohingya refugees
“It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer's sustenance is increased.” (Ibn Khuzaymah)
£100 - Provide clean water, sanitation and improved hygiene to Rohingya refugees.
Ensure 10 Rohingya refugees living in Jamtoli camp, Bangladesh, are no longer at risk of disease, infection and devastating floods by helping us to rehabilitate latrines and construct vital water drainage systems.
Why support this project ?
This project will support Rohingya refugees in Jamtoli camp, in the world’s largest refugee settlement, as well as the vulnerable Bangladeshi host community.
Refugees in Jamtoli are still living in temporary shelters, having fled persecution in Myanmar almost three years ago. There aren’t enough toilets, and many latrines are overflowing with waste, turning to unhygienic mud when it rains.
Residents here urgently need new latrines and a water system, and access to information about good hygiene so that they can fight the spread of disease before it’s too late.
As COVID-19 has reached Cox’s Bazar, Medécins Sans Frontières have described the lack of adequate hygiene a ‘ticking time bomb.’
Water: a lifeline for those who receive, a blessing for those who give
With your help this Ramadan, we want to support 6,655 people in improving the hygiene conditions in Jamtoli camp and in the host community .
We’ll repair and rehabilitate 230 latrines, install 30 toilets, install five clean water wells, and construct a drainage system to ensure that waste and water don’t overflow, putting the health of the community at risk. A cleaning campaign will provide 600 people with work as they revitalise the camp
With your help, we’ll also support learning and the longevity of good hygiene practices by training 30 management committees, organising 300 awareness sessions on improved hygiene and clean water as well as 80 sessions for girls to improve feminine hygiene and break taboos about female health.
Our work in Bangladesh and Myanmar
Human Appeal has been working in Bangladesh for the last 5 years. Last year, we continued to support Rohingya families, providing emergency aid to 18,567 people, as well as a mobile clinic, food, fuel and stoves. In 2018, we helped a total of 275,390 Rohingya people in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
It can be extremely hard to stay clean living in a refugee camp, but without hygienic toilets and a water system, it is all but impossible. Help us improve the living conditions of Rohingya families, who have been forgotten and neglected after having survived brutal persecution and hardship in their homeland.
Now is the time to help Rohingya families, and reap the multiplied blessings of Ramadan.