Almost 656,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh. According to Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG)’s rapid needs assessment, 58 per cent of new arrivals are children and 60 per cent are girl children and women including a high number of pregnant (3 per cent) and lactating women (7 per cent). The estimated total affected population of existing refugees, new arrivals and host communities is 1.2 million people.
Selfless is working on the ground, and with partners, to help provide safe water supplies and latrines for the refugees. Jubeda Hussain, Selfless volunteer and healthcare manager, recently travelled to the refugee camps to oversee our water and sanitation project, reporting that the existing basic infrastructure for refugees and nearby Bangladeshi villages have been overwhelmed by the increase in population.
1.2 million people urgently require water and sanitation services. More than 17 million litres of clean water per day are needed and approximately 50,000 latrines with semi-permanent structures need to be constructed and maintained.
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