Water, latrines, and toilets for Rohingya refugees
“The dearest of people to Allah, may He be exalted, is the one who does most benefit to people…” (Al Tabaraani)
Escaped persecution, now at risk of disease. Health facilities in Jamtoli refugee camp have been described as a ‘ticking time bomb’, with latrines overflowing with waste. Help us to us to rehabilitate latrines and construct vital water drainage systems for Rohingya refugees in the world’s largest refugee settlement.
£100 - Provide clean water, sanitation and improved hygiene to 10 Rohingya refugees, protecting them from disease, infection, and floods.
Protect vulnerable Rohingya refugees from risky conditions
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 four 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 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
Change starts with you. With your help, we want to support 4,460 people in improving the hygiene conditions in Jamtoli camp and in the host community.
We’ll repair and rehabilitate 140 latrines, install 12 toilets, and repair an additional 140. We’ll also clean and restore 55 latrines, and construct 6 tube wells, providing clean water to the community. A clean-up campaign will provide 300 people with day labour.
We’ll also support learning and the longevity of good hygiene practices by training 12 management committees, organising 80 awareness sessions on improved hygiene and clean water as well as 60 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 6 years. Last year, we continued to support Rohingya families through hygiene and food security projects, supporting a total of 11,988 people in Myanmar, and 11,830 people in Bangladesh.
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.
Together, we can change that. 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.
Change starts here.